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 including how to set up publication alerts and how to use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan
  • Useful resources located both in and out of the library, at campus events like Mini Summit

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
  • 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

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Students: go to the Ask a Librarian page to get help with an assignment

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