What is Library Instruction?
Details about our Library Instruction Program:
How to Submit Your Request for Library Instruction:
After you submit your request:
Step 1: Plan to integrate library instruction into your writing unit. Library instruction should be an integral part of a unit that you students are working on. Students get the best learning experience from their library visit when they can clearly see the connection to their library instruction activities and the classroom activities that they’ve been working on.
Step 2: Determine which librarian you will be working with. Your instruction librarian will partner with your for the whole semester and will need to meet with you for a 30 minute consultation before your first session, to discuss what your class has covered so far and what assignment your students will be working on during the library sessions. Each library session will be tailored specifically to your students’ assignments and the writing unit your class is addressing at the time of the session. Your students will have the best experience if your librarian understands the goals of your assignment, what kinds of sources your students are expected to use, and how you envision them using their sources. The earlier in the semester you meet with your librarian, the more time they’ll have to plan a learning experience unique to your class.
UA Libraries' assessment of First Year Writing instruction includes both formative (in the moment) and summative (final/reflective) assessment to measure both teaching and learning within our classrooms. Through our assessment we hope to:
Your librarian will share information with you about our pre and posttest and will probably be conducting assessment through worksheets or polling within the classroom. We also use a survey gather YOUR feedback at the end of each semester!