General guidelines for information literacy instruction:
Please give the library at least one week notice for your instruction request. This allows librarians to prepare for your students, assignments, and learning objectives.
Requesting a session earlier helps you get the time and room you want. The librarians' schedules fill up quickly, especially in weeks 3-6 of the semester.
Students get more out of library instruction when it's coordinated with an assignment, at a point in the semester when they are starting to research, or has a real world connection.
If possible, we recommend booking a library classroom to get your students in the library building.
We can create special activities connected to one of the Frames from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
We can get creative with topics about fake news, fact-checking, scholarship as conversation, the nature of authority when it comes to information, information privileges, algorithmic bias, and more. Just ask!
Unless it's a special circumstance, professors are expected to attend sessions with their students. Librarians will not take attendance.