Instructions for Faculty
Link to Information Modules
Read an Overview of the Library's Information Literacy Program.
The Library's Information Literacy training takes a 3-pronged approach:
Information Literacy Modules (self-paced Web tutorials)
Drop-in sessions for databases
Information Literacy Modules
The Library has developed some Web-based tutorials to teach our patrons the use of our resources. You can assign these tutorials to students, either as part of class assignments or as class prerequisites. Anyone can view these Modules anytime, from any computer with Internet access. The first module has an on-campus activity to acquaint patrons with the physical space of the library; all other modules are available for self-paced instruction on-line.
However, patrons can get personalized, individual instruction from the Library's Reference Librarians during our Reference hours. We will be happy to work with them in person!
We have devised some quizzes to measure student achievement of these concepts. Each quiz consists of 10 multiple-choice or True/False questions. Students can take them online using a WebCT account. If they don't like the grade they received, they can take the quiz again. We have multiple quizzes for each Module, so the student may not get the exact same questions when they take the quiz again, but they will be tested over the same concepts. They can take the quizzes as many times as they like; WebCT will record only the last grade.
If you assign the quizzes for class credit, you need to let Barbara Barnes know, so that she can set up WebCT accounts for your students and/or give them access to the Library's quizzes (Library Methods course on WebCT). After the students take the quizzes, you can view the online grades via WebCT. Click here for instructions for viewing those grades.
At or near the end of the current semester, Barbara will delete the grades from WebCT and record them in a database on the Library's server. To get the grades of students who took the quizzes in a previous semester, you or your students may request the grades from Barbara Barnes. You will receive their grades by email.
Please contact Barbara Barnes, 792-2235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange to receive the quiz grades for your class.
Barbara Barnes will continue to deliver classroom instruction, upon request of instructors. Some examples of classes to schedule in the Library:
The use of Library resources needed to accomplish a particular assignment or set of assignments,
The use of discipline-specific Library resources needed to accomplish coursework.
In the best of circumstances, these classes will be designed to supplement the Information Literacy modules, rather than covering the same material. Students in upper-level, research-oriented courses, in particular, may benefit from a customized library class, but students in any class with an assignment that requires knowledge of particular resources may also benefit.
To view Web pages created for previous Library sessions, click here.
Call Barbara Barnes at 792-2235, or email her at email@example.com, to schedule a Library class for your students.
As in the past, Library staff will also provide occasional training sessions on individual databases (such as PsycINFO or ERIC) during the semester. These are advertised widely and are open to anyone.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Information Literacy Program in the Library, please contact Barbara Barnes (792-2235, firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to working with you to prepare our students to be lifelong learners!
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