What does Instruction Services provide? Instruction Services is a component of the William H. Hannon Library's Reference Department. It provides opportunities for faculty and students to have reference librarians teach one or a series of classroom sessions. We teach both the use of locally owned resources, and the knowledge and skills needed to conduct research and evaluate sources in a broader online environment. Professors interested in exhibits or tours in Archives & Special Collections please click here.
What instruction services are offered? The range of instruction services at the William H. Hannon Library includes:
Orientations & ToursFor more information on Library Tours please click here. English 110: College WritingThe library instruction curriculum was revised for Fall 2009 and five new student learning outcomes were created and assessed: Learning Objectives.Before visiting the library students must complete Modules 1-5. The most recent version of the ENGL 110 worksheet and grading rubic can be found at http://libguides.lmu.edu/engl110Customized Library InstructionAll departments can schedule library instruction sessions, for most subjects, and at all academic levels. We tailor the session to your needs.
What do the sessions cover? The librarian can cover searching strategy, reference tools, catalog use, and selection and use of appropriate periodical indexes, both electronic and print, as well as relevant Web sites. Each session usually begins with a brief introduction and demonstration of resources, and concludes with an opportunity for hands-on use of the materials. With a minimum of two weeks' lead time, a librarian can work with you to create a custom LibGuide for your course. Click through to explore some of our other subject and course guides!
What if my class needs a different approach or only one very specific issue covered? With enough lead time, we can tailor one or more sessions to closely match your specific needs. Don't hesitate to contact us regarding shorter, very focused sessions or multiple, course-integrated sessions over the semester.
What kind of information does the librarian need to know to prepare a session?
We also appreciate a copy of the assignment, and information about any particular special skills, materials, sites or types of problem you'd like us to cover.What kind of notice do I need to give? In order to secure a room and prepare a presentation and/or LibGuide, librarians need at least two weeks' advance notice.
How do I schedule a session?Library Instruction Request Form
The library also offers drop-in workshops:
The library also hosts APA & MLA Workshops, taught by the Academic Resource Center.
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