Library Instruction & Information Literacy
The Alfred C. O'Connell Library provides a comprehensive and diverse program of information literacy instruction for the college community. Instruction is primarily designed for GCC students, but training sessions and workshops are also provided for faculty and staff throughout the year. Instruction is most meaningful when paired with an assignment and timed to correspond with either the initial discussion of the assignment or within a few weeks of the assignment's due date. Despite our best efforts, a library orientation just for the sake of a library orientation is often a waste of time.
Instruction is provided at the Batavia campus (in the library classroom and other locations) and at Campus Centers (preferably in a computer lab).
English classes (ENG 100, ENG 101, ENG 102, and ENG 105) regularly receive one full class period of instruction per semester. Classes in other subject areas with research needs (First Year Experience, Career Educational Planning, History, Retailing, Criminal Justice, Allied Health professions, Human Services, etc.) also regularly include one or more class period(s) of instruction per semester.
Instructors wishing to schedule library orientations or instruction for their classes should contact Nicki Lerczak at NJLerczak@genesee.edu or (585) 343-0055 Ext. 6418 or Cady Bow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 343-0055 Ext. 6150. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs, but it is best to contact us at the beginning of the semester in order to guarantee your first choice of dates. If you are interested in one or more mini-instruction sessions (15 – 20 minutes and generally taught in your classroom) or would like to schedule time for your class to use the library’s classroom without receiving instruction please do not fill out this form, but contact Nicki directly.
Instructors may request use of the library classroom for their students to work on research assignments but use of the room for information literacy instruction always takes precedence over use by classes not receiving instruction. Instructors (or their non-student representative) must accompany their classes at all times when using the classroom for work or research purposes. Classes scheduled to use the room for student research may be bumped with 24 hour notice for instruction sessions that cannot be scheduled at any other time.
A selection of online instructional materials (video tutorials, help guides, etc.) is available at the Instruction & Tutorials page and they may be incorporated into Online Learning as well as hybrid and face-to-face classes.
Request for Library Instruction