Faculty may request class presentations geared to specific classroom needs. A short 20-minute demonstration of a particular resource is available as well as a full class period session demonstrating library resources and services. Coordinate with the librarians to have an activity or assignment that will give your students hands-on experience. Library instruction can introduce the resources and services available, and/or teach the research skills needed to use those sources.
Be sure to request a session at least one week in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts and allow for librarian preparation time. Attach your syllabus or class assignment to help us better prepare to meet with your students.
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The reason for library instruction, you ask?
Here is a succinct reason from the University of Memphis librarians as to why this is not a demo and not a tour:
"Information literacy instruction may include a demonstration of a particular database, book, etc. However, the instruction [will] focus on ensuring that the students have opportunities to engage, interact, and construct meaning."
In other words, librarians encourage students to take what they know about research and build on it to become effective researchers and informed citizens.