About Decker Library's Research Instruction Program
During the 2020-2021 academic year, all Research Instruction sessions will be held online.
We have built synchronous and asynchronous teaching options, including Canvas Commons modules you can import directly into your courses, slide decks, lesson plans, and video tutorials. You'll find links to all of these in our Information Literacy Program guide.
Tips for a successful synchronous Library Research Instruction session:
- Contact the teaching librarian at least one week in advance. The instruction calendar fills up quickly, so request early in the semester (or even before the semester begins).
- Work with the librarian to establish learning outcomes for the session.
- Make sure students understand their research assignment and have a possible topic in mind before the Library Research Instruction session.
- Attend the session - your presence conveys the value you place on developing strong library research skills. Your students will pick up on this.
- Actively participate in the session (i.e. interject information, ask questions, encourage students to ask questions, etc.).
- Share your Zoom course link with the librarian.
Request a Research Instruction Session
We kindly require instruction sessions be requested at least one week in advance.
For best student engagement, please be ready to share your syllabus and connect the visit to a specific assignment with your librarian.
Please use the links below to schedule an instruction session. You will be taken to our Calendly pages for each type of instruction. Once you have scheduled your sessions, the instructor will be in touch about Zoom or other online teaching access.