Library instruction by the University's librarian faculty helps students learn how to more efficiently and effectively use library resources in conducting research in writing.
Library Instruction for Upper-Division Undergraduate or Graduate Courses
Please note that we have a comprehensive First Year Library Instruction Program in which we meet with all English 1201, English 1202, and University Life classes. If your class comprises mostly first year students, we encourage you to seek an alternate path of library support other than library instruction since students will have most likely had three classes with us over the course of their school year. Faculty whose courses comprise mostly upper division or graduate students are welcome to book library instruction classes. Library faculty will collaborate with academic faculty to design lessons for specific course or assignment learning objectives. All efforts will be made to pair classes with the appropriate subject librarian. Classes can include time for individual, guided research practice.
We offer the following lessons in addition to custom class options. All classes can be tailored for Undergraduate or Graduate audiences. We can also conduct mini-lessons that occur over a partial class period, video tutorials, and learning materials that can be used for asynchronous online classes.
Standard Class Options (full class period):
Workshops are hosted by library, archives, or special collections faculty or staff usually independently of a specific registered course, and are open to all students, staff, and faculty. Selection varies by semester.
Please fill out the form to request a class. Your request will be forwarded to a library subject liaison for Library Instruction.
The library instruction calendar shows all currently scheduled library instruction classes and workshops. Please note that if you have requested a class and do not see it listed yet, you will receive an email confirmation when we have booked it. Requests need to be entered and assigned manually, so at high volume times such as the beginning of the fall and spring semesters there may be delays. If you have a concern, please email email@example.com
Goals of First Year Instruction Program
Library faculty meet with all sections of the following first year courses.
By the end of the first-year library instruction program, students will know that as SHU students they have the potential to become scholars in a variety of academic disciplines and that the library has resources and services to assist them in this pursuit. Students will also understand that participating in scholarship begins with practicing research as openminded and self-directed inquiry. Students will learn and practice research skills and concepts that will enable them to begin the research process.
Learning Outcomes of the First Year Instruction Program:
These sessions are based on the following Learning Outcomes but may vary slightly in content in order to support the research needs of each class. The skills taught in these classes are invaluable for students as they set the foundation for good research skills and a familiarity with the library that greatly benefits them in their coursework and overall experience at Seton Hall.
ULife Learning Outcomes:
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1201 Learning Outcomes:
1202 Learning Outcomes: