The library offers a variety of library instructional sessions for university courses. These sessions can range from a general tour/orientation to a customized presentation focusing on the library research strategies and resources for a particular course or discipline. Introductory class sessions might include demonstrations of electronic resources such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints Resources Center, CQ Researcher, UNISTAR, Academic OneFile, Lexis-Nexis and other online databases.
If you are teaching introductory-level courses, we encourage you to take advantage of this service, especially if you are requiring research papers of your students and you are unsure of their library skills or their knowledge of discipline resources. Students enrolled in upper-level or graduate courses will benefit from sessions focusing on the more complex information systems designed for their field of study. If you are interested in scheduling a library presentation, fill out the Request Library Instruction form or phone Angie Cox, Library Instruction Scheduler, at (319) 273-2839 on Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at least two weeks in advance.
Librarian in the Classroom
If you plan to bring your class to the library for a research session, consider having a reference librarian join you to help your students locate information. Library computer labs complete with helpful librarian can be reserved for just such an occasion leaving you free to work one-on-one with your students from anywhere in the library. Call (319) 273-3718 for more details or e-mail the Library Instruction Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customized Library Web Pages for Faculty
Would you like to have a customized web page that provides quick links to your favorite journals, databases, and other online resources? The library will work with you to create a site geared to your research and instruction interests. Examples of these resources can be viewed here. Interested? Call (319) 273-3718 or e-mail the Library Instruction Coordinator at email@example.com.
Customized Library Web Pages for Your Classes
The library can create customized web pages for your course containing those information resources specific to the needs of your students. Examples of these pages may be found here. Interested? Call (319) 273-3718 or e-mail the Library Instruction Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org..