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Library Instruction

What is library instruction?

UMD Reference librarians offer library instruction for UMD classes and groups. Library instruction helps students learn to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically. Librarians can offer support for your classroom instruction in several ways:

Key learning outcomes for library instruction include:

Why is library instruction necessary?

Students report that academic research is more difficult to conduct in the digital age, primarily due to information overload. For most students, getting started on a research assignment is most challenging. Assistance at this stage can help students navigate the entire research process.

Head, A.J. and Eisenberg, M. B. (2009). Finding Context: What Todayʼs College Students Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age. In Project Information Literacy. Retrieved from http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_ProgressReport_2_2009.pdf

How do I request library instruction?

Please complete this form to schedule library instruction. The subject librarian from your department will contact you to confirm your session.

To request other types of instruction (tutorial, course guide, Moodle presence), contact your subject librarian or Kim Pittman.

If you have any questions about library instruction, please contact Kim Pittman at kpittman@d.umn.edu or 218-726-7829 for more information.

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