For Faculty: Scheduling HRD Library Sessions

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

New: HRD110 Research Guide and Worksheet

In Fall 2020, HRD110 library sessions will be offered online, using the research guide below. Students later complete a short library assignment in Blackboard. 

  • Synchronously: A short session can be done live with a librarian on Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom. Students can then complete the assignment on their own, or during class, with the librarian checking in at the end to answer questions. Please contact Joyce Miller about scheduling a session. 
  • Asynchronously: Students can also watch the tutorial videos on their own, and then complete the assignment on Blackboard, submitting it to the instructor for review. 
  • At any point, students can consult a librarian for assistance with the assignment. 

Contact instruction librarian Joyce Miller ( 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. 

Before the HRD110 Session

Decide if you'll have a final assignment, or if the library segment will be a stand-alone session.  

  • The Student Skills Research Assignment and Presentation is often used as an end-of-semester final presentation.
    • 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.
  • Tell Joyce at least a week or two before your session:
    • which assignment, if any, you are using; 
    • approximately how many students are in the class. 

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: