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LSC-Online Library Faculty Services: Library Instruction

Library services for LSC-Online Faculty

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Library Instruction

Library instruction can be either synchronous or asynchronous, depending on the needs of the instructor and class.


Embedded Librarian in D2L

Embed the librarian directly into your course in D2L to assist your students with research and citation help, academic integrity, and other digital literacy initiatives. Level of involvement depends on your needs, and it can be as little as a librarian introduction corner with resources.


Library Research Guides

The Librarian can collaborate with faculty to create custom content for students' specific information needs for a assignment or class.

Currently available guides are available by subject at LSC-Online Research Guides.

How do Library Guides help students?

Library Research Guides can benefit students in many ways:

  • LibGuides are available at all times, so students completing research at all hours can get assistance. 
  • Students who can't (or won't) talk to a librarian for research assistance can still access the same great resources we would recommend in person, over the phone, or via chat. 
  • LibGuides focus students on the most relevant resources for their needs. 
  • LibGuides allow for multi-modal learning by presenting video, audio, and text mediums so many different learning styles can be accommodated. 
  • LibGuides can be easily customized quickly to adapt to changes in assignments or needs.


Interactive Lessons and Videos 

Your librarian is currently at work trying to build a set of videos and interactive lessons, such as Softchalk modules, that teach important concepts of information literacy. These learning objects will be posted as completed on the Library Learning Objects Guide.

If you have an idea for a video or lesson that you would like to see, please contact your librarian! 

Library Instruction

What do Librarians teach?

Librarians have advanced degrees and training in Information Science,  including information seeking strategies and research methods.

Some of the main topics we teach include:

  • Understanding Research : developing topics, primary v. secondary sources, the research process
  • Searching for information : search strategies, advanced search skills like Boolean and truncation, understanding search results, reading academic articles
  • Evaluating Information : evaluating information in all formats for objectivity, currency, verifiability, authority in context, scholarship and peer review
  • Avoiding Plagiarism and Research Misconduct : plagiarism, falsification and fabrication, paraphrasing, various citation formats, copyright and fair use
  • Subject specific research strategies for specialized fields (i.e. legal research; literature; STEM)