Librarians will do whatever is possible to help your students with their research projects. Options include:
We also offer individual research assistance to your students, using email, phone, Zoom, Collaborate or other communication means.
To schedule library instruction, e-mail instruction librarian Joyce Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the Fall 2021 semester: A Zoom session works really well with library instruction sessions. Students are using familiar computers (not classroom computers), easily log in and save results, readily post responses and attendance is good. Especially for larger classes that may not safely or comfortably fit in the 14-computer library classroom, this is an excellent option.
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.
We strongly recommend trying to complete your own research assignment before giving it to students.
To develop or review an assignment for accuracy and feasibility, contact instruction librarian Joyce Miller (email@example.com).
This one-credit course further develops college-level research skills. It is offered in the spring semester, taught by a SUNY Adirondack librarian. See Banner's Course Schedule Search for details.