All library instruction sessions must be booked prior to the start of the semester -- no exceptions!
To schedule library instruction, email the librarian account (email@example.com)
In class the week before the session:
During the session:
- We start on time. Plan to start promptly at the normal class time, to respect those who are show up on time, whether it's a Zoom or in-person class. For an in-person class, bring the class to the circulation desk to meet the librarian.
- The instructor is an active participant in the class, answering questions, clarifying assignment questions and topics, and assisting students during the practice periods in class. Students see you as a role model. Please do not correct papers, use your phone, read, chat while the librarian is talking, or occupy a classroom computer to do your own personal research.
- Remind students to take notes. They should bring their assignment, topics, and note-taking material to class.
- Learning to research involves practice. Remind students that they probably don't "already know all this" because they visited the library before.
Librarians are available to teach live sessions via Zoom, or you can have your students come to the Library at the Queensbury campus for an instruction session. We can also set up an asynchronous lesson or create a library research guide, if you would like. All library instruction sessions must be booked prior to the start of the semester.
SUNY Adirondack Library’s library instruction program teaches information skills to faculty, students and staff. The concept is more broadly known as information literacy. It is defined as:
- knowing when information is needed,
- knowing how to find information,
- evaluating the information using critical thinking skills,
- using the information appropriately in an ethical and legal manner, and
- communicating the information effectively in various formats.
The U.S. Department of Labor, SUNY, college re-accreditation organizations such as Middle States and other key agencies state that strong information literacy skills are increasingly required for success in education, careers and life. The ability to find and use information well, to solve everyday problems and educate oneself, is an invaluable life-long skill.
By collaborating with librarians, faculty can ensure that students will be better prepared for the future in a rapidly changing, information-driven world.