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Schedule Library Instruction

This guide is for faculty, on incorporating library instruction into your classes.

Library and Research Instruction

Working in collaboration with classroom instructors, library faculty provide a wide range of general and course-related instructional services. Teaching sessions may cover online catalogs, periodical databases, reference materials, Internet resources, search strategies, and/or evaluation of resources. In addition, Library faculty can also assist in developing research assignments that are customized to your course needs.

Scheduling a Library Instruction Class Session

To schedule a session with Library faculty, it is best to fill out the Library Instruction Request Form at least one week in advance of your desired session. The form will ask you to provide the name of your course, the number of students, and the best way to contact you. Also, if you upload a copy of your assignment to the form, we can better tailor instruction to your students’ research needs. Classroom faculty are expected to remain with their students during the library instructional session to promote and emphasize the importance of information literacy. When instructors value library research, their students tend to do the same.

Designing Effective Library Assignments

Library faculty are happy to collaborate with you on designing an effective library assignment tailored to your instructional goals and our available library resources. Research indicates that library assignments developed collaboratively by subject and library faculty are most effective. Library "scavenger hunts" and library assignments from course textbooks are rarely effective in teaching research skills. Such assignments can be frustrating for students. For best results, contact a faculty librarian.

Questions? Ask us!

Use Ask A Librarian to get a quick answer, or email an individual instruction librarian.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000