Owen Library Teach with the Library - Instruction Sessions

What we offer

  1. Librarians can provide instruction sessions tailored to a specific class or topic area
  2. Librarian-led classes can be held in Owen 209 (18 computer stations), a Blackington Hall computer lab, or in the class’ regular location
  3. To arrange a session, contact your library liaison or submit a request

General Education Library Instruction Program

Through the General Education Library Instruction Program, librarians introduce the skills needed to begin to utilize library collections and services.

Composition I (ENGCMP 0005): In Composition I, students are introduced to the library website and the basics of searching for information. In this hands-on session, students learn to identify keywords, develop search strings, and evaluate information sources. At the end of the session, students will be able to search for and evaluate information in the library’s online catalog and on the Internet.

Composition II (ENGCMP 0006): In Composition II, students build on skills gained in Composition I. Students learn to develop a research question from a broad topic to a focused question and how to read source citations. They are also introduced to select library databases for the class’ theme. At the end of the session, students will be able to navigate the entire research process from developing a research question to evaluating sources.

Public Speaking (COMMRC 0052): In Public Speaking, students in small groups investigate and present on one of three library databases (Academic Search Premier, CQ Researcher, and Points of View Reference Center). At the end of the session, students will be able to search for authoritative information for their informative and persuasive speech assignments.