At all FSCJ LLCs library instruction is tailored and covers research tools specific to the class. Reference librarians invite faculty suggestions regarding resources and length of instruction sessions.
Example: A LIT 2000 orientation would cover the library catalog, databases such as JSTOR, literature-specific databases such as Gale’s Artemis Literary Sources and EBSCO’s Literary Reference Center Plus, in addition to research strategies that are useful in literature assignments.
Request a Class
- Requests for instruction should be made at least one week in advance.
- Sessions can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on class time and the type and level of instruction needed.
- Express introductory sessions can be scheduled for shorter time spans.
What's typically included?
- Tips on choosing credible and appropriate sources
- Help with search construction
- Library webpage resources
- Library catalog overview
- Introduction to useful databases
- Overview of Interlibrary Loan, online renewal, and other library services
How to make library instruction meaningful to your students
- Discuss your research assignment with the instruction librarian, and if appropriate, provide syllabus or assignment.
- Coordinate the instruction to coincide with a research project that will require that students use library resources.
- Attend the session with the students to help reinforce the importance of the session and to drive home points made by the librarian.
Librarians can develop a subject guide specifically for your class or program. Contact your library for more information.
FSCJ Librarians offer on-demand workshops
- on new and existing library resources, customized for particular user groups.
- to acquaint faculty from specific programs or departments with electronic resources available in their disciplines.
- to introduce students from specific programs to the library's resources.