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Library Research Instruction
Librarians follow the ARCS Model of student motivation, taught to a set of ACRL Standards and Framework for Information Literacy, selected to address perceived knowledge gaps indicated by needs assessment data and mapped to Affective, Cognitive, and Sensorimotor (ACS) Student Learning Outcomes.
The goal is for students' research skills to improve upon completion of instruction and active learning. Once they have internalized the material taught, outcomes assessment will be administered to students in order to indicate measured gains in specific areas of learning.
- Instruction on information literacy
- Relevant instruction
- Learning assessment
- Update syllabi to include library instruction where appropriate
- Communicate faculty support of library use to students and direct them to librarians
- Require active learning session(s)
- Interact with library instruction so students see your commitment to information literacy
When to schedule
The best time for a library session is after a research assignment has been assigned and students have chosen their topics. Students are more likely to be motivated to learn about research resources at the point of need.
A face-to-face library instruction session will be most useful when students bring their own laptops so they can actively reinforce their learning through hands-on practice (searching databases, etc.).
There is no charge for the librarian to work with your class.