Teaching research skills, on top of your regular curriculum, can be a challenge. Librarians can make your life easier. We are experienced in teaching college students how to do research - - we do it all the time in the library.
We believe that students learn best by doing, so we incorporate active learning into our lesson plans whenever possible. You choose the learning outcomes for the session, and we devise the lesson around those outcomes. Want your students to be able to find a book? We can create a lesson plan for that! Want them to find peer reviewed journals articles? We can teach them that, too!
Listed below are some ideas to get you started. We will be happy to work with you to create a custom lesson plan to address the research needs of your students.
1. Schedule early.
Please schedule at least two weeks in advance so librarians have time to prepare.
2. Please share!
Provide librarians with a copy of your research assignment when you schedule the session.
3. Give your students a heads-up.
Distribute your research assignment ahead of time. This lets students ask questions and get a better grasp of the assignment ahead of time, so the meeting with the librarian can be focused on research.
4. Attend with your students.
Ask questions during the instruction session. Reinforce material from the session in subsequent classes.
5. Follow up.
Please fill out our follow-up survey after the instruction session. Your responses will help us improve for next time.
Research and Instruction Librarian
I coordinate library instruction sessions. If you'd like to schedule a class visit, I'm the one to contact!