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Library Instruction

Information literacy library instruction for faculty


Library TRW Student Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness of library resources & services
  • Understanding of the research process
  • Effective search strategies
  • Critical evaluation of information sources
  • Ethical use of information
Library instruction sessions for TRW are designed to introduce students to the foundations of college-level library research and inquiry. We are happy to work with you to develop a lesson plan that meets your needs and the needs of your students.

Session 1 

  • Meeting the Research Team
    • Let students know that librarians are here to help - and how they can contact us
  • Accessing Library Resources and Services
    • Provide the basics of finding/accessing library resources during their first few weeks on campus

Session 2

  • Formulating a Research Question
    • Many students start off with topics that are either too broad or narrow in scope
  • Search Strategies
    • Effective database searching requires a thoughtful search process
  • Critical Evaluation
    • Not all sources are created equal, and different types may be appropriate for different situations

Session 3

Optional depending on instructor preference and how students score on a quiz after viewing an online plagiarism/citation tutorial
  • Academic Integrity & Plagiarism
    • Develop an understanding of plagiarism and the importance of academic integrity
  • Citing
    • Introduction to the basic mechanics of APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.


Library sessions for GSJ are designed to equip students with the skills necessary to conduct more advanced research.

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