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Instruction Request Form


Welcome to our new form to request library instruction. The options below are a selected list of some of the types of instruction that library faculty can provide. The options are not mutually exclusive, but please read the details about what each session entails before selecting more than one type of library workshop. Some have a "prerequisite" or focus on a specific research skill. 

If you don't see a session that will meet your needs, please describe your needs in the space provided and a librarian will get back to you shortly. 

Please request a date at least two weeks in advance so the Library will be able to accommodate your request. Our classrooms and our faculty calendars fill up quickly! Thank you. 

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Your Class

For example, ENGL 491
* What makes a course a SYE? It is a course specifically designed for the transitional experience of sophomore year students.
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Scheduling Your Workshop

Lower-Division Workshops

An introduction to library resources and people. NOT an introduction to research.
Requirements: Students must be new to SSU. The orientation is best suited for new students who have not previously visited the Library with a class. Instructors should survey their students about background knowledge of Library offerings.
Length of session:Typically 30 minutes
Alternative: Online orientation (with quiz)

A guided demonstration and basic skill-building workshop to teach students how to begin identifying characteristics of credible, authoritative, reliable information. Special focus on Google searching is optional.
Length of session: 60 minutes

A guided demonstration and workshop to help students conduct initial/exploratory research in order to develop a more focused topic or question. This session is not focused on search strategies, but rather aids students in topic development as a preliminary step.
Requirements: Students have already received their assignment prompt and have submitted a general topic or question to explore. We encourage instructors to submit students' topic proposals to the librarian in advance of the session.
Length of session: 60-75 minutes

A guided demonstration and workshop to help students learn effective search strategies, in library databases and beyond, in order to find a variety of appropriate information sources.
Requirements: Students have submitted an appropriately focused research question that has been approved by the instructor.
Length of session: 60-75 minutes

A workshop to look deeply and critically at specific items that students might use for a research paper or project. In this session we closely examine the purpose and potential use of a source in a research context. Sources will be investigated for question-specific benefits and limitations, and students will practice synthesizing sources into their own work.
Requirements: Sources MUST be provided ahead of time, whether previously discovered in preliminary search by students, or directly provided by the course instructor or the librarian. We recommend that instructors consult with the librarian about the best approach.
Length of session: 45-75 minutes

Tell us what kind of library session will serve your students and the outcomes you want them to achieve. Your liaison librarian will follow up and work with you to create the right experience for your course and students.
Sophomore Year Workshops

Sophomore Year Experience programs provide a great opportunity to reinforce and build on first-year information literacy instruction by applying information-literacy skills to new, more specialized situations. Please tell us a little bit about your class and the outcomes you're hoping for for your students.

Upper-Division Workshops

A guided demonstration and workshop to help students conduct initial/exploratory research in order to develop a more focused topic or question. This session is not focused on search strategies, but rather aids students in topic development as a preliminary step.
Requirements: Students have already received their assignment prompt and have submitted a general topic or question to explore. We encourage instructors to submit students' topic proposals to the librarian in advance of the session.
Length of session: 60-75 minutes

A guided demonstration and workshop to help students conduct research in key resources used by their major discipline. Explores the question “What are different sources used for?” in order to help students identify the most useful and relevant information for their research paper or project. Introduces students who have previous search experience to some more advanced search strategies, e.g. using a controlled vocabulary appropriate for a discipline-specific database.
Requirements: Students have already attended an introductory “searching & finding” workshop in the Library, or, have already developed basic search strategies in general academic resources, e.g. Academic Search Complete, and would like to move beyond the basics. This session assumes that students need to find sources associated more closely with a discipline-specific research question. NOT appropriate for a generalized research topic.
Length of session: 45-60 minutes

Tell us what kind of library session will serve your students and the outcomes you want them to achieve. Your liaison librarian will follow up and work with you to create the right experience for your course and students.

Your Assignment
Please upload a copy of the assignment related to your library session.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: txt doc docx pdf ppt pptx rtf.
Requested Dates
First Choice Date
E.g., Sep 24 2017
E.g., 08:45am
Second Choice Date
E.g., Sep 24 2017
E.g., 08:45am
Third Choice Date
E.g., Sep 24 2017
E.g., 08:45am
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