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Faculty Library Guide

What new faculty need to know about the libraries

Examples of Instruction Topics/Concepts

Work with a librarian to tailor the instruction session to meet your needs. Some examples include

 - Types of sources & how to find them 

 - Specialized discipline resources

 - Annotated bibliography 

 - Evaluating Internet sources 

 - The Scholarly Conversation & plagiarism

 - Choosing a research topic  

 - Primary / Secondary Sources 

 - Visual literacy

 - Statistics

 - Zotero & citation management

Library Tours & Instruction

"Information Literacy Umbrella" by Dana Longley and is CC BY-NC-SA

Librarians can help your students learn the best ways to find and evaluate information by providing library instruction tailored to your course. Librarians can create custom-designed sessions to help your students learn about specific resources and research strategies. Request an instruction session or library tour using our Library Instruction Request Form

Working together

  • Learning Lab Instruction -
    Customized to meet students at their point of need, librarians will work with you to tailor library sessions to course assignments and learning outcomes.
  • Embedded Librarian
    Librarians can join your course LMS pages to foster students' access to research assistance and library resources.
  • Individual appointments -
    Students can arrange to meet one-on-one with subject librarians for in-depth research assistance
  • Special Collections & Archives
    Librarians can customize instruction sessions to include curated collections of library materials including artists' books, zines, rare books, and insitutional archives.

"Information Literacy Umbrella" by Dana Longley is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Building Knowledge

  • Critical Thinking & Research Methodology
    • Formulating a research question
    • Determining what you know and what you need to learn
    • Selecting appropriate resources
    • Evaluating information
  • Avoiding Plagiarism & Copyright Basics
    • How & why to cite: introduction to citation styles and citation generating tools
    • Intellectual property and fair use for education and research needs
  • Discipline-specific resources
    • Introduction to relevant online & print materials
    • How to search, save results, create search alerts
    • Keeping up with research in a discipline
    • Discovering experts in a field
  • Visual Literacy
    • Using & citing images
    • Protecting images
    • Performing image based research