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Faculty Resources & Services: Library Instruction

Hazy Library Resources and Services for Faculty

Information Literacy Instruction Program

Mission
We support the curriculum with instruction that focuses on and is tailored to specific curriculum needs.  We support the ability of the ERAU community to find, evaluate and use information.  We promote lifelong information literacy.

Goals
1. To design instruction tailored to the skills and abilities of library users.
2. To teach students to locate, evaluate and use appropriate electronic and print resources.
3. To collaborate with faculty to design and incorporate library-related assignments in their curriculum.
4. To advance the information literacy of users as they apply critical thinking skills and become independent researchers.

What will students learn?

Partner with a Librarian!

Through customized library instruction, students may learn:

  • The research process
  • How to pick and narrow a topic 
  • Advanced search skills
  • Why databases are important and how to access them
  • The difference between scholarly journals and magazines
  • How to search the library catalog to locate books and other information
  • Better internet searching skills and evaluation of websites
  • How to cite sources using MLA and APA
  • To use critical thinking skills when finding and evaluating information

Content delivery is equally flexible, including embedded librarianship in Canvas, synchronous instruction, assigned video tutorials, research guides, and more.

Request Instruction

Use this form to request instruction or instructional support for your course!

Library instruction is 100% tailored to your time and course needs. We welcome collaboration. Options for the Fall 2020 semester include:

  • Add a librarian as a TA to your Canvas course. Embedded librarianship is a great way for us to provide timely, relevant announcements and one-on-one research assistance to students with minimal effort on your part.
  • Assign students to attend a library webinar (pre-set lesson)
    • Choose from a variety of thoughtfully created lessons that our librarians selected as the most frequently requested topics.
    • Synchronous instruction.
    • Flexible timing: webinars are 1 hour long and recur throughout the semester so students can choose which time works for them. View our schedule here.
    • Students can register up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Request customized Zoom instruction*
    • One shot or multiple scheduled sessions throughout the semester.
    • Synchronous instruction.
    • At least one week lead time required.
  • Embed pre-recorded research tutorials in your Canvas course*
  • Request a customized online research guide
    • Provides a curated view of library resources specific to an assignment or course topic, plus research strategies we think will help them. Here's an example, or chat with a librarian to find out more!
    • At least one week lead time required.
  • How else can we collaborate? Contact us with your ideas!

* requires an embedded librarian-TA in your Canvas course

Instruction Coordinator (Interim)

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Laura Pope Robbins
Contact:
Hazy Library, Room 105
poperobl@erau.edu
(928) 777-6686
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