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Library Orientations - Drop-Ins and Custom Classes
Should you schedule a customized
library orientation for your entire class or send your students to a drop-in
workshop? This burning question shouldn’t keep you awake at
If you have a specific research assignment or term paper
that your entire class is working on, then bring them over to the library as a
group during your class time to attend a customized orientation geared to your
Fact: Over 3800 students attended
If you have no time left on your syllabus, yet you would
still like your students to be library literate, send them to the library to
sign up for one (or all three) drop-in library workshops.
Many instructors offer this option for extra credit; others have made it
a required assignment. In drop-ins, the librarians teach the students how to locate
books in LOIS, the online catalog, how to find magazine, journal and newspaper
articles in library databases such as
ProQuest and Infotrac, how to use specialized
Internet Subject Directories, and how to assess the quality of what they
retrieve on the Internet.
Look on the SCC library homepage under Faculty Services. Here you’ll find links to the faculty orientation request form as well as the current drop-in workshop schedule.
If you need to speak to a person, phone Stephanie McDonald at 558-2014.
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