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EN103 & EN104 Library Lessons: Purpose

Library lessons mapped to course learning outcomes for EN103 & EN104

Purpose

While many instructors within EN103 and EN104 have a designated "Library Day" in their course syllabus, the purpose of this learning outcome to "library lesson" alignment is to encourage early and frequent use of library resources, not merely visits to the library, to help instructors see the numerous ways in which the library staff can complement work being completed in the classroom, and to provide shorter "library lessons" that can easily fit into the timeframe of a 50- or 75-minute course. These "library lessons" can be offered in person, in the classroom, in the library, or  offered via pre-recorded videos, to seamlessly integrate within the instructor's overall course and individual class goals.

Instruction Options

The library lessons on this guide are designed to be easily integrated into your courses through flexibility and alignment with course learning outcomes. The lessons are tailored to the goals and assignments in each course and can be combined in a number of ways throughout a semester.

Lessons can be taught:

  • In your classroom
  • In the Trexler Library classroom
  • Online through Blackboard Collaborate
  • Recorded for students to watch online

We encourage you to schedule multiple library sessions throughout the semester, and have planned the lessons to be flexible to fit the time you have available. All lesson plans include suggested time length options with session descriptions.

Lesson time and topic combinations include:

  • 20-30 minutes:
    • Pre-class tutorial + in-class learning activity
    • In-class introduction to a topic
  • 50 minutes:
    • In-class introduction to a topic + in-class learning activity
    • Pre-class tutorial + review of topic + in-class learning activity
    • Combination of two 20-30 minute lessons
  • 75 minutes:
    • In-class introduction to a topic + in-class learning activity
    • Pre-class tutorial + review of topic + in-class learning activity
    • Combination of two 20-30 minute lessons
    • Combination of one 20-30 minute lesson and one 50 minute lesson

The additional resources on this guide - tutorials, worksheets, handouts, and quizzes - can be utilized by you to supplement your own teaching or to add to library lessons.

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