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 Easton.
To schedule a daytime class, please call either Loretta at x1346 or Michele at x1612.
To schedule an evening class, please call Katie at x1443
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
Librarians can teach sessions in your online courses either asynchronously or synchronously. With Blackboard Collaborate we can record these sessions and make them available to your students to review at a time/place convenient for them.
We can also provide Panopto recordings to highlight resources/library services appropriate for your classes and your assignments.
Contact a librarian to learn more.