Request Library Instruction for First Year Writing
Coordinator of Library Instruction
Our library instruction program for EN102 and EN103 promotes critical thinking and problem solving in today’s information environment. Our librarians strive to partner with you to develop uniquely tailored lesson plans that meet the needs of your students as they grow as writers and engage in the process of research. Below, you will find information about what to do before you bring your class to the library, and some of the other ways that our librarians can partner with you!
Modes of Instruction
Face to Face
Librarians conduct instruction in the Libraries’ instruction labs, but also frequently go to the classroom or meet classes in larger capacity instruction labs on campus. The instruction labs at the University Libraries can typically hold 24 students. Depending on your class enrollment, you and your librarian will need to decide on the best location for your face to face instruction.
Live Online (e.g. synchronous online)
The options we offer in person can also be translated to a live online session. We have adopted some new tools and resources to make live online sessions active and engaging.
Learning Modules (e.g. asynchronous online)
Our learning modules were developed in conjunction with First-Year Writing and incorporated into the design of EN102 Online. Their purpose is to provide project-relevant introductions to key concepts and skills relating to information literacy, the research process, and using the Libraries’ services and resources.
At this point, you are probably not aware of any specific accessibility needs that your students have. But before you come to the library you probably will. The accommodations that your students are given in your class (especially if they are from the Office of Disability Services) ideally should be offered in the library classroom, too, so make sure you let your librarian know about them. You can usually do this without identifying the specific students who are receiving accommodations. The best approach to this aspect of your library instruction is open communication with your librarian, so that they can provide the best service to your students during their sessions.
Let’s get your instruction scheduled
Please choose the dates that will work best for your class to come to the library. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice of date for each of your instruction sessions!
Be aware that during certain parts of the semester, the library experiences a heavy volume of library instruction. In some cases, we will need to negotiate a different date because our librarians are all already scheduled for other classes.