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Library Research · 60-90 minutes (during regular class time)
This is an in-depth, hands-on instruction session with discipline-specific library resources, and is integrated with course assignments. This goes beyond the basics covered in first year courses to concentrate on scholarly communication and information within a discipline. The specifics of the session will depend on the needs of the course. All levels of students will benefit from this session.
Managing Information & Using RefWorks · 60 minutes, or incorporated into a Library Research session.
RefWorks is a program that allows an individual, or groups, to download citations into their own database. They can then organize and store these citations, make annotations, and produce bibliographies in the citation style of their choice. This session may be scheduled outside class time, with a guarantee of at least 5 students attending.
Scholarly Communication & Intellectual Property · 60 minutes, or incorporated into a Library Research session for a 90-minute class
This session provides an overview of issues in scholarly communication, including what it means to be an author, how information is produced, and how information is used in an academic community. The session emphasizes the value of proper citation formats and style manuals. Intellectual property issues include what constitutes plagiarism in the academic environment and why copyright law matters. RefWorks is often included as part of this module as a strategy for organizing library research.
Software Applications · 30-60 minutes, or as needed
This is a basic introduction to software applications. This is appropriate for any assignments requiring multi-media projects, presentations, posters, spreadsheets, word processing, or web pages. It may be scheduled outside class time For help in developing a class that needs specific software, please consult with your Academic Information Associate (AIA) or Library Liaison.
What You Need to Do to Schedule a Course-Integrated Module Session
Decide on the module(s) you are interested in and either:
Contact Beth Hillemann Directly (x6704)
- The schedule fills rapidly, especially in the fall.
- Please schedule early and be flexible about the dates.
- Instruction is most effective when faculty are present in the class.
- If students are expected to do library research as part of an assignment it is best to schedule the session(s) for when students are really working on the assignment.
- Librarians are happy to consult with faculty about the session.
Who May Be Involved
All sessions are taught by Librarians and/or Academic Information Associates (AIAs).