Library Instruction enhances student learning in all disciplines by promoting information literacy through faculty-requested instruction sessions. A student is information literate when he or she can recognize when information is needed and has the skills to locate, evaluate, use, and cite the needed information effectively. The Pollak Library instruction program strives to promote a lifelong love of inquiry through interactive, hands-on sessions, which incorporate active learning techniques and address a variety of student learning styles and skill levels.
Hands-on instruction sessions are taught by one of our librarians and held during class time. Sessions may be scheduled in one of the Library’s electronic classrooms or elsewhere on the main campus and its satellite locations (such as Irvine). Instruction may cover any aspect of information literacy, including formulating a research question, searching, retrieving, evaluating, or citing relevant sources.
Groups of faculty or staff may also request special sessions in order to keep abreast of changes in the library’s resources and services.
To schedule a library instruction session, use the online request form. We require at least two weeks advance notice to schedule your session. Requests are taken on a first come, first served basis.
___I have a specific library/research assignment in my syllabus. (required)
___I plan to attend the session with my class in order to enhance the learning atmosphere. (required)
___The course I am teaching has been identified by my department as an information literacy entry level or capstone course. (See list) (not required)