Library Instruction

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  • Introductory Session

    Compency Addressed:

    1. The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.

    2. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

    Introduction to OPAC/OCLN- First Year Experience

    General information finding: Critical Writing, Intro to Speech


    Source Evaluation

    Competency Addressed:

    3. The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledgebase and value system

    Why does the source of information matter? What's the difference between the online version of a newspaper and the print version?

    Answering these questions: Critical Writing, Intro to Speech

    Research Session

    Essentailly, library/lab time for research, with a research librarian AND faculty member present. There is minimal instruction involved.

    Subject/Database Specific

    Competency Addressed:

    4. The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

    This should happen in all first research courses in every major. Each major has a database(s) specific to them, with their own terminology. Students need to be comfortable with navigating those.

    Examples: Introduction to Social Work, Introduction to Religious Studies