A librarian can create an online guide page of resources relevant to your course. Your page can include step-by-step instructions for specific databases or research tips and tricks. It can be unique to a particular class or broad enough for a subject overview. If you are interested in working with a librarian to set up a Research Guide page, please contact us at email@example.com.
We offer one-on-one consultations to support your research needs, specifically for individuals who would like to work with a librarian on a specific research topic/paper.
Learning Center Tour: Tour the learning center and learn where key services are located. To schedule a tour, call 314-392-2320 or come in and speak to a librarian at the Service Desk.
Working in collaboration with classroom instructors, Librarians provide a wide range of general and course-related instructional services. Teaching sessions may cover online catalogs, periodical databases, reference materials, Internet resources, search strategies, and/or evaluation of resources. In addition, Librarians can also assist in developing research assignments that are customized to your course needs.
Scheduling a Library Instruction Class
To schedule a session with Librarians, it is best to fill out the Library Instruction Form on our website at least one week in advance. We will be able to immediately verify date and time availability and discuss with you the particulars of your instructional session. You may also call or visit, if that is your preference. Please let us know the name & number of your course, the number of students, the classroom number, and the best way to contact you. Also, if we have a copy of your assignment in advance, we can better tailor instruction to your students’ research needs. Classroom faculty are expected to remain with their students during the library instructional session to promote and emphasize the importance of information literacy. When instructors value library research, their students tend to do the same.
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Designing a Library Assignment
Librarians are happy to collaborate with you on designing an effective library assignment tailored to your instructional goals and our available library resources. Research indicates that library assignments developed collaboratively by subject and librarians are most effective. Library "scavenger hunts" and library assignments from course textbooks are rarely effective in teaching research skills. Such assignments can be frustrating for students. For best results, contact a librarian.
Course-integrated library instruction is based on the research needs of your students. A successful session will:
Reference librarians are also available to visit your class to participate in an informal discussion about research.
Requesting Library Instruction
To schedule a library instruction session, please use our Library Instruction Request Form. Please make your request at least one week in advance.