Library Information Literacy Instruction Request Form
In a rapidly changing, information-rich society, information/digital literacy instruction is more important than ever. Becoming an information-literate individual means knowing when information is needed, how to locate and access it, evaluate the content and ethically use it. Our library is mostly digital, comprised of databases housing journals, eBooks and more. We can help students, staff and faculty successfully navigate our resources and equip them with transferable skills applicable beyond the classroom.
PLACING YOUR ORDER - REQUESTING INSTRUCTION
*We request as much notice as possible to best meet your needs, however a minimum of one weeks notice is required. We will confirm your request within 24 hours.
A La Carte Menu Descriptions
- Choosing a Research Topic (10 minutes) - Library staff will show students how choosing a topic takes some effort – including using synonyms for certain words, broadening or narrowing a topic, and experimenting with keyword searching.
- Evaluating Websites (10 minutes) - Students will learn how to evaluate web content, assess for bias and determine credibility.
- If You Must Google It – Let Us Show You What Google Can and Can’t Do! (25 minutes) - Library staff will review the many facets of Google - including Google Scholar, Images, News etc. and how to properly apply these to their research. Staff will also point out the advantages and disadvantages between using the Internet and Library Databases.
- Navigating Library Databases (20 minutes) - Your students will learn how to access our many databases, search them and successfully use the many tools that accompany them. This includes EBSCO’s folder option, citation tools and much more.
- Partner Library-Kenton County Public Library Resources (20 minutes) - Students will learn how to access and search KCPL’s catalog, request an Inter-library loan, place a hold on an item for pick-up on campus, download free music, eBooks and access databases remotely.
- Plagiarism (15 minutes) - Students will understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
- Search Smarter, Not Harder (15 minutes) - Library staff will demonstrate how to effectively use Boolean searching techniques, along with learning to experiment with keywords and synonyms. They’ll also be exposed to the database tools that help narrow or broaden their searches.
- Types of Resources (10 minutes) - Students will see what the difference is between primary and secondary sources in addition to popular and scholarly.
INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH CONSULTATION (APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE VIA STARFISH)
In addition to classroom instruction, library staff connect with the campus community through individual research consultations. Students/Faculty/Staff can make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian or library specialist to help with the research process. This includes learning to navigate the online databases, choosing a topic, and help with utilizing database tools. Students can make appointments using Starfish. Faculty and Staff can email or call the Director of Library and Information Services.