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.
Workshops or in class instruction can be booked as zoom visits or in-person where possible.
Library workshops can also be delivered as is or with revisions in class upon request.
Examples of topics that have been requested in the past include:
Library Orientation includes brief (20-30 minute) 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.
Orientations can be can be booked as zoom visits or in-person where possible.
We also hope to have a recording of the introduction to the library workshop available for use September 2022.
Library orientations can include information about the following subjects:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Library tours : A Library tour includes a brief (15 minutes max) orientation to the physical library only.
As all library finding tools such as the catalogue and library digital resources etc. are online we strongly recommend a physical library tour be accompanied by a library instruction or orientation session. We can offer the online portion in your classroom or in the Library's Learning Lab in C263.