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Library Instruction for Your Students

Library instruction offered by COM Library to support your students and courses.

Why Have Library Instruction For Your Class?

Reduces Student Anxiety

Library research is the #1 academic fear of college student and library instruction has been shown to reduce the anxiety. 

Encourages Students To Use Critical Thinking Skills

Evaluating the quality of the sources they find is frequently a new concept to college students. Library instruction can show them how to use critical thinking skills to evaluate their sources.

Saves Students Time

Literature shows that students require more library instruction than ever before to help them make the best use of their time and find the information they need.

Improves Quality of Student Research and Papers

When students use better quality sources, the quality of their papers improve. Some students have reported higher grades on their papers after library instruction made them familiar with library resources and how to best use them.

Reduces Student Perceived Barriers to Requesting Help

Once they've been in the library and interacted with a librarian, they feel more comfortable asking for help when they need it.

To set up library instruction contact kpark@com.edu.

Types of Library Instruction

COM Library offers tours, classes and workshops (descriptions below).

  • Tours are brief and not sufficient to teach users how to use the resources of COM Library.
  • Classes are designed to make COM students information literate, so that they can become lifelong learners.
  • Workshops are offered on a drop in basis on a variety of topics.
  • Teams presentations can have the same content as classes or workshops. 

We ask that you schedule at least a week ahead of time to avoid conflicts with other instructors, and also so we can incorporate your instructional goals and expectations into our presentation.