For Faculty: Scheduling HRD Library Sessions

This page helps faculty prepare for an HRD110 Library Orientation session.

HRD110 Library Sessions

HRD110 library sessions are currently offered online, using the research guide below. 

  • Email the librarian account ( several months or weeks in advance to schedule a time and date for your class. 
    • Popular times fill quickly, so have at least two possible dates for synchronous classes. 
  • Synchronous sessions:
    • A session can be taught live with a librarian on Zoom.
      • Another videoconferencing platform can also be used.
    • The session will last at least 40 to 50 minutes. 
      • It is done completely online, focusing on online resources.  
      • The instructor sends a Zoom link to the librarian and enables screen sharing.
      • Students contribute findings through chat during class.
        • Students should have a device available that will allow them to contribute chat to the class on Zoom.


  • Asynchronous sessions:
    • Please contact Joyce in advance for a link to a customized online worksheet for your class.
      • The customized online worksheet is used only for asynchronous classes. "Live" classes respond in chat or by voice.
    • Students can watch the tutorial videos on their own, and complete the worksheet by a due date. 
      • Tell the librarian the due date. They will share the students' worksheet answers with you.  
  • At any point, students can consult a librarian for assistance with the assignment. 

At Least a Week Before the Class Session

  • For scheduled synchronous sessions, tell the librarian:
    • approximately how many students are in the class
    • if they are mixed majors or a particular major
    • if you are using an assignment. 
      • If no assignment: the librarian will use a demonstration topic that students can use for hands-on time. An assignment is not required for the library session.  
      • if an assignment: students can search for their topics during the session. 
  • For asynchronous sessions: 
    • The librarian will create and send to you an online document for your class to use. 

HRD Research Assignment

The Student Skills Research Assignment and Presentation is often used as an end-of-semester final presentation.

  • Decide if you'll have a final assignment, or if the library segment will be a stand-alone session.  
    • An assignment is not necessary for the library research session. 
  • See the assignment in the Blackboard Freshman Seminar Repository (Content > Freshman Seminar Shared Content > Assignments> Student Support Services). 
    • The Blackboard assignment includes suggested topics. Decide if you'll assign topics, or have students choose them.

Scheduling Non-HRD Classes

More than two-thirds of all classes visiting the library each year are subject-oriented, not HRD classes. To schedule a research session for other courses, see: