Benefits of Instruction
A library instruction session that takes place just after the research assignment has been given will help...
- students find and use quality resources.
- reduce student frustration.
- students successfully complete research assignments.
- students gain information literacy skills.
- save the INSTRUCTOR'S time! Questions about library resources can be addressed as a group as opposed to dealing with many individual questions throughout the semester.
PCC Library offers...
Customized Library Instruction:
Sessions, handouts, and library guides are created to suit your course needs for specific projects and assignments.
Tours and Library Orientation:
A librarian will give your small group a walking tour and general library orientation.
Individual Help for Faculty and Students:
Schedule an individual instruction session with a PCC Librarian.
PCC library's instruction classroom is located on the 2nd floor of the Library (Room 228). This room is primarily used for hands-on instruction in the use of library databases and resources. The instruction classroom includes 21 student workstations, 1 instructor station, overhead projection, and a small portable dry erase board.
No time for a Library class?
If you find that you cannot dedicate class time for a library session, consider the following alternatives:
Self-Guided Library Assignments:
Have a librarian create an assignment that students complete on their own. The assignment will incorporate the library resources and skills students need to find information related to class assignments.
Moodle Quiz for ACA 111 & 122 - Instructors are added to the Library Moodle course where they can then import a Library quiz into their Moodle classes.
A librarian can create a handout with detailed information on how your students can access library information and resources. Library resources change often. Always check with a librarian before each semester to make sure any library related handouts are up-to-date.
Research Guides (LibGuides):
Link to a specific research guide in your Moodle class. Our online guides list specific resources and instructional information for various subject areas.
Request a LibGuide:
Do you need a more specific LibGuide for your subject area or assignment? Contact Angela Davis (x7366) or Catherine Tingelstad (x7362) to discuss having a LibGuide created specifically for your class.