Algonquin College - Library

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Library in Your Classroom

Library Orientation includes brief (15 to 20 minutes) overviews of what the Library offers. It is delivered by Instructional Library staff in your own classroom, during class time.  These orientations should be booked two weeks in advance to ensure availability of Library staff, especially at the start of the Fall and Winter terms.

Library orientations can include information about the following subjects:

  • Library hours
  • Online and onsite collections
  • Borrowing partnerships
  • Library accounts
  • Speciality tools for your discipline

Library tours may be offered to small groups. A Library tour includes an orientation to the physical library only. Library tours should be booked in combination with a Library Orientation, as we are not able to demonstrate Library tools on the main floor of the Library during tours.

Library instruction involves the delivery of a class (45 minutes), or a series of classes, developed by Instructional Library staff and the faculty member. These instruction sessions can highlight the application of different research skills, introduce a discipline-specific research resource or be in support of the coursework and assignments set by the faculty member.

Examples of topics that have been requested in the past include:  

  • Refining Research Strategies.
  • Finding and Identifying Scholarly Nursing Journals.
  • Finding Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles for Current Event Projects.
  • Critical Evaluation of Web Resources.
  • Citing Sources Using Tools Within Our Electronic Resources.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism and Respecting Copyright.

If you are developing any type of Library-based research assignments or projects for your course, it would be our pleasure to meet with you and review your document, or even help update your assignments.

To arrange a meeting for planning support, please contact us by email at library@algonquincollege.com

Would you like to learn more about our digital resource collections in order to adapt them to your curriculum? Would you like to learn to utilize our resources to support your own professional development? We offer professional development sessions through COL, but will also meet with you one-on-one to address your digital resource needs.

To arrange a meeting for professional development, please contact us by email at library@algonquincollege.com

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