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How can I help ensure a successful library class?

  • Make sure students understand their research assignment before coming to the session.
  • Work with the librarian to prepare the session.
  • Actively participate in the session (i.e. interject information, ask questions, encourage students to ask questions)

Instruction for Faculty/Staff

We give classes for faculty and staff, too!

Because it can be difficult to keep up with all the changes in our many databases, the Delgado Libraries offer instruction for faculty/staff. Sessions can be scheduled for teams or on an individual basis.

To request a faculty/staff instruction, please contact Shanna Clevenger at 504-762-3153.

Information Literacy Instruction

The purpose of library instruction is to facilitate students’ engagement in creative and critical thinking about research and information resources.

Information Literacy Instruction is available for classes at the request of the instructor. Tours/overviews of library resources are available as part of orientation sessions and guided/structured instruction, covering the specific needs of your classes, require advance scheduling.

Arrangements can be made by calling or emailing the Reference Dept. for your campus/site:

Charity School of Nursing Library: 504-571-1272
City Park Library: 504-671-5327
Jefferson Library: 504-671-6723
Sidney Collier Library: 504-941-8551

West Bank Library: 504-762-3155

Information Literacy Instruction must be scheduled one - two days in advance of the class date.  Instructors must remain with their class throughout the instruction. 

Please contact the Reference Dept. if you need to cancel/reschedule a class.
Classes arriving 15 minutes after the scheduled time will automatically be rescheduled.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Why should you have a Library Instruction Class?

It's the right thing to do for your students!

  • Reduces Student Anxiety
    Library research is the #1 academic fear of college student and library instruction has been shown to reduce the anxiety.
  • Encourages Students To Use Critical Thinking Skills
    Evaluating the quality of the sources they find is frequently a new concept to college students. Library instruction can show them how to use critical thinking skills to evaluate their sources.
  • Saves Students Time
    Literature shows that students require more library instruction than ever before to help them make the best use of their time and find the information they need.
  • Improves Quality of Student Research and Papers
    When students use better quality sources, the quality of their papers improve. Some students have reported higher grades on their papers after library instruction made them familiar with library resources and how to best use them.
  • Reduces Student Perceived Barriers to Requesting Help
    Once they've been in the library and interacted with a librarian, they feel more comfortable asking for help when they need it.

"Based on the COM Library LibGuide http://libguides.com.edu/InfoLit]"

Information Literacy for Online Learners

The libraries have developed a series of online tools to help you with your courses.

Information Literacy Tutorials

Embedded Librarian

You can have a Librarian embedded in your Canvas course to help your students!

The Embedded Librarian will send out a message to your students at the beginning of the semester to let them know he/she is there to provide research help, provide links to relevant library resources and monitor the class for research questions during the whole semester. The Embedded librarian can also can add existing or customized content from any LibGuide.

To get your very own Embedded Librarian, contact Emily Rush at 504-671-5314.