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Library Instruction Program at Shippensburg University

Types of Instruction

Programmatic Information Literacy 

Information Literacy is a core part of many major curricula that expects their students to complete outside and/or original research projects. It also can be a impactful component of the program review. Librarians are available to consult with departments about incorporating information literacy assessment and scaffolded curriculum for departmental majors and programs.

Discipline-Specific Instruction

Each department has a liaison librarian assigned who has expertise in discipline specific methods and resources. Liaison librarians would be pleased to work with their colleagues to design sessions or units for classes about discipline specific research at the undergraduate or graduate level. These sessions are designed to be an introduction to the discipline and/or the research methods of a discipline. Librarians can be consulted about how best to incorporate this instruction in classes. This could include: one or more librarian-led instruction sessions or workshops, assignment developed collaboratively by you and the librarian, project rubric that measures information literacy, or information literacy based in class activities.

General Information Literacy Instruction

These sessions are designed to deliver information literacy skills toour students and to improve the quality of student research. Librarians will partner with teaching faculty and instructors to design and deliver sessions tailored to the subject matter of your course and to the specific needs of your students.

Research Consultations

Individual student conferences to discuss research & information needs with a faculty librarian. This service is especially helpful for major research projects, theses, and dissertations.

Workshops and Tours

Information sessions that cover general literacy topics, or library services. Workshops can also include partnerships with co-curricular units across campus, and can be standalone, a series with a specific theme, or part of another series. (Average Session Length: 30 minutes