Our library instruction program for EN102 and EN103 promotes critical thinking and problem solving in today's information environment. Our librarians strive to partner with you to develop uniquely tailored lesson plans that meet the needs of your students as they grow as writers and engage in the process of research. Below, you will find information about what to do before you bring your class to the library, and some of the other ways that our librarians can partner with you!
The University Libraries has dedicated one of our large event rooms for library instruction during COVID-19 pandemic. This room will allow us to schedule in person instruction with enough space for 25 participants. Our other instruction labs each have a capacity of 12. We can also bring in-person library instruction to your normal classroom.
The options we offer in person can also be translated to a live online session. We have adopted some new tools and resources to make live online sessions active and engaging.
Our learning modules were developed in conjunction with First-Year Writing and incorporated into the design of EN102 Online. Their purpose is to provide project-relevant introductions to key concepts and skills relating to information literacy, the research process, and using the Libraries’ services and resources.
Some students who are enrolled in online classes live locally and still have access to campus. Many students have indicated that they find it easier to learn when instruction is presented in person. We are offering basic information literacy workshop series based on the five lesson plans that we offer to first year writing students. Library Instruction Workshops are an alternative to library instruction that is scheduled for your class and will be scheduled by the library. We will provide information to you to share with your students. Please contact Sara Whitver for more information (email@example.com).
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!