Welcome to Library Essentials, a collection of workshops for English 100 sections (including 100A, 190, and ELI 100) that introduce students to basic library services and resources, print and digital. The workshops are designed to help English instructors address the Written Communication (FW) "information literacy" requirement of their courses. The Library Essentials Program includes a menu of three workshops and four lite sessions. Instructors can register a course for a maximum of three programs. [For example 2 workshops and 1 lite session].
Library Essentials workshops provide students hands-on instruction on computer workstations. These workshops are scheduled during regular class time and meet in classrooms in Hamilton Library
Basic Resources (50-minutes)
This workshop introduces students to basic library resources enabling them to find books and journal articles for their research papers.
Evaluating Resources (50-minutes)
This workshop provides students with an analytic framework to evaluate sources and decide which ones are credible and which are not.
Improving Internet Searching (50-minutes) AVAILABLE APRIL AND MAY
This workshop presents students with tools and strategies to search the Internet more quickly and effectively.
Lite Sessions are brief, lecture based instruction designed to convey basic skills and concepts to students during regular class time. The librarian will come to your classroom at the beginning, middle or end of your regular class time. These sessions can only be hosted in classes with instructor projection equipment and Internet access (you do not need student workstations).
Start Me Up (15-minutes)
This session introduces students to key library sources to begin their research. [If you select the Basic Resources 50-workshop, do not select this session.]
Identifying Bibliographic Elements (15-minutes)
This session helps students identify the bibliographic elements of a citation.
Developing Research Questions (15-minutes)
This session discusses the process of developing a general topic into a working research question and thesis.
Sources for Academic Writing (15-minutes)
This session introduces students to the types of sources that are appropriate for academic writing.
To request a workshop, fill out the form below. You will receive a reply either confirming your request or informing you that the date/time you requested was not available. If the time is not available, you will have an opportunity to request alternate times. Although we will try to honor your request, please understand that teaching space and staffing in the library is extremely limited and fills up fast throughout the semester.
Form revised: 2012-02-5