Library Instruction & Information Literacy
What We Teach:
- Information literacy skills such as: choosing research topics, formulating search strategies, identifying appropriate online and print resources, and citation skills (MLA, APA, & Chicago).
- Professional Research Tips for faculty, including how to set up publication alerts and how to use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.
Where We Teach:
- Batavia campus library classroom.
- Campus Center computer labs.
- Your classroom: we offer mini-instruction sessions on a particular database or citation style, or we can teach for a full class session.
- Through Zoom or through the creation of video tutorials. See: GeneseeLibrary on YouTube for sample videos.
- We can embed in your Blackboard course for a more supportive experience for students either for a brief period of time (during a particular assignment) or over the course of the semester.
- We are not able to come to high school Advanced Studies or Career Pathways classes, but we will arrange instruction at your nearest GCC campus location.
When We Teach:
- During day classes, night classes, and weekend classes.
Best Practices for Faculty:
- Instruction works best when paired with an assignment because the students have a vested interest in paying attention - please schedule your session when the library will be most useful for your students.
- Instructors are expected to accompany their classes during instruction or library classroom use (exceptions may be allowed).
- The library classroom may be reserved for class research time for a limited number of times per class per semester, but library instruction classes take precedence over non-instruction classes, and your research time may need to be rescheduled (with 24 hour notice).
- Book early in the semester to guarantee your preferred dates & times.
- Don't forget that our Tutorials/Guides can be incorporated into your Blackboard classes.
Faculty Request for Library Instruction