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Effective In-Class Information Literacy Research Sessions: Information for Instructors

Link an information literacy instruction session to a specific class assignment or project. If possible, relate the learning objective to students so that they understand the value of the session. For example: After the session, you will be able to locate useful scholarly journal articles to answer your research question.

Schedule the session close to the time when students will need to use library and research sources. If feasible, encourage students to do some preliminary searching for information so they come prepared with problems or questions.

Contact the information literacy instruction coordinator to schedule a session at least two weeks before the desired date so that the librarian teacher will have adequate time to confer on instructional content and learning outcomes and to prepare.

Add comments and questions during the instruction session. Instructor participation demonstrates the value of the session to students. Instructor attendance is required at all sessions.