The library instruction program is designed to teach students how to use the many resources available in the Cuyamaca College Library, while also developing their overall information competency. These workshops give students an opportunity to meet with a librarian, learn about the research process, and think critically about the materials they discover.
Our library instruction sessions will help your students become expert researchers by:
Covering the basics
The librarian will address your class as a whole and answer specific research questions, such as:
We realize many students are reluctant to ask for assistance, so these sessions are purposely designed to give students the opportunity to meet a "real live" librarian. Students will be encouraged to approach the reference desk whenever they need help with an assignment. They will also learn to express their information needs more accurately and confidently.
Communication is improved between students, librarians, and instructors when everyone gets together to discuss ways of locating and evaluating information. These sessions also help librarians with the collection development process, as they can better pinpoint student and faculty needs.
After a library instruction session, students should be able to retrieve information more efficiently - with less frustration. Our aim is to improve the quality of their work and increase their independence in learning.
As students begin to do research on their own, librarians at the reference desk will help them work out specific problems as they arise.
To ensure student success, we offer these suggestions:
To schedule a library session, please call Jeri Edelen at 660-4423.