Students who are assigned projects requiring library research often lack basic library skills or are overwhelmed by the variety of information resources available in Trexler Library.
The Library Instruction Program at DeSales University is designed to teach students how to use the resources available here while developing skills for lifelong Information Literacy.
The library offers instruction sessions tailored to the needs of your students and your assignments. Instruction librarians will introduce students to the resources and search strategies that are most appropriate for their assignments, topics and level of expertise.
Where, When and Who?
All teaching faculty are invited to take advantage of our library instruction program and schedule library sessions for their classes. Sessions may be scheduled during regular class time (evening as well as day) on the main campus in Center Valley as well as Lansdale and Easton.
To schedule a daytime class, please call either Loretta at x1346 or Michele at x1612.
To schedule an evening class, please call Jess at x1443.
Or use our online library instruction request form .
What can be covered?
We strongly believe that course-related instruction connected with a real academic need is more effective than stand-alone or disconnected tours and library orientations. In our teaching sessions we emphasize concepts and strategies as a means to achieve our mission of educating information literate individuals.
Call us to discuss your classes' specific needs.
Tips for a Successful Session
Provide your students with direct online access to course-related library resources by embedding links to these resource within your BlackBoard course site. Possible library resources include:
Librarians can also provide research assistance and instruction through Blackboard. Consider some of the following options:
For more information on including a "resident librarian" in your Blackboard course, please feel free to contact a librarian about this option of integrating library resources and services into your course site.
Trexler Library service provides one-on-one assistance to help students develop a research strategy and find resources for a paper, presentation, or other class project. Students can make an appointment with a reference librarian for individualized research advice. It is available to all students! We can provide this service in person in the library, over the phone, or via the Internet.
Sign up forms are available at the circulation desk, over the phone, 610.282.1100 x1266 or email at: Loretta.Ulincy@desales.edu . Online forms coming soon!!!
Please recommend this service to your students as soon as you make an assignment.