Class and Individual Instruction
The Library provides both class and individual instruction to enable students to develop information literacy competencies for their academic needs as well as lifelong learning.
Instruction is offered in:
- Developing search strategies
- The evaluation of sources
- The use of specific electronic resources
- The use of the Internet for academic purposes
Faculty members are encouraged to request course-specific instructional sessions on the use of information resources.
Contact your school's library liaison to set up a session. To avoid scheduling conflicts, please provide at least a week's notice.
Two one-credit courses, Introduction to Effective Library Research (GS 103) and Research in the College Library (GS113) are offered to acquaint students with all types of resources.
GS 103 provides an introduction to research skills and information retrieval techniques in libraries at the college level. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information sources, regardless of format or subject matter, and developing efficient research strategies. The primary focus is on in-house resources at Knight-Capron Library.
GS 113 is designed to develop critical thinking skills when using Internet information resources for academic course work. Search strategies, topic analysis, Boolean logic, and refinement of searching techniques are among areas covered as they apply to available online databases and Web search engines. In addition to improving students' Internet skills, the course develops a better understanding of when and for what type of information need a particular class of electronic resource is appropriate. Please encourage advisees to enroll as early as possible in their college careers.
For more information on the courses offered, or other instructional services, please call Elizabeth Henderson at 544-8440.
The reference librarians offer research assistance by appointment to students, faculty and staff. Librarians will also meet with you in your office for assistance with electronic information, ranging from search strategies and resources on the World Wide Web to specific databases.
Call the Reference Desk at 544-8575 or your liaison librarian to schedule an appointment.