Faculty Request for Library Instruction Class

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Request a Class through the School of Education

To request that a librarian meet with your class, complete and submit the form below. All requests are submitted to Robert Farrell, Coordinator of Information Literacy. To avoid scheduling conflicts, allow at least two- to three-week lead-time. Professor Farrell will do his best to confirm your request within three days of receipt. Direct any questions to him at 718-960-7761 (voice) or 718-960-8090 (fax) or e-mail Robert.Farrell@lehman.cuny.edu.

  1. Instruction takes place in Library Instruction Lab B27 A, B, or C. Hands-on and lecture labs are available. Class size and scheduling may determine location.
  2. Instructional classes are one to two hours depending on class schedule and need.
  3. Class instructor is expected to attend.
  4. All students must have a valid Lehman ID in order to enter the Lbrary. Please remind your students to validate their IDs prior to your class instruction session, and to bring their valid IDs with them on the day of the session.
  5. Submitting assignment and syllabus for the class are strongly encouraged prior to Library instruction class.

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Please describe the assignment you expect students to complete as a result of what they learn in this library instruction class. Please forward a copy of the assignment and syllabus

Please list any topics students have been assigned or have chosen to use in this assignment. This information is useful in demonstration searches.

Will students need to learn basic information about finding books and journal articles in the library using the Library Catalog and databases?

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Please list any particular print and/or electronic information resources you expect students to use for their research. Please call Prof. Farrell for more information 718-960-7761 or view List of Electronic Resources.

What concepts and/or skills do you want students to become familiar with? Please check all that apply and use the space below to make additional comments.

The research process
Developing a search strategy
Topic Selection
Evaluation information (sources)
Evaluating Websites
General Navigational Skills
Internet search techniques
Library services (ILL, Reserves, etc.)
Library catalog
Database Selection
Narrowing Topic Searches
Reference tools (discipline specific)
Reference tools (general)
Subject headings vs. keyword searching
Scholarly vs. popular sources
Walking tour
Use of government resources
Use of online databases
Use of paper indexes
Use of primary resources
Search Engines
Citing Resources (MLA, APA, etc.)

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Last modified: Aug 25, 2014