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Library Information and Resources for Faculty

Learn about how Jefferson Libraries can help students succeed by scheduling additional research and information literacy support for your classes.

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Learning Commons Quick Links

Tutoring - Writing, math and more

Research Guides - Quick learning

Primo - Library search tool

Databases - Articles and more!

InterLibrary Loan - Request books

eBooks - Thousands of free eBooks

Streaming Video - Learn by watching

Context for Library Instruction

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries,

“Information literacy encompasses more than good information-seeking behavior. It incorporates the abilities to recognize when information is needed and then to phrase questions designed to gather the needed information. It includes evaluating and then using information appropriately and ethically once it is retrieved from any media, including electronic, human or print sources. The responsibility for helping people become information literate is best shared across a campus... Course instructors help their students achieve information literacy in their chosen fields, and librarians and other campus professionals collaborate with course instructors in this effort.”

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Library Instruction

Jefferson Libraries offer a variety of instructional opportunities at all college locations, tailoring sessions to fit any level of research need or class size. We offer course-related instruction, information literacy sessions, online learning guides, and video resources.

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Room Reservations (without instruction)

If you'd like to request a computer classroom without library instruction, see below. 

Contact Information for Requesting a Computer Classroom

Student Learning Outcomes

The following is a list of student learning outcomes supported by library instruction: 

List of Student Learning Outcomes; See link below


Before Your Session

Please request library instruction sessions at least one week in advance.

Introduce your students to the Learning Commons online and encourage them to explore it.

Recommended as preview for a library research class, A Guide to Basic Research

Let's Collaborate

Collaborate with librarians when planning a research assignment to discover topics and media for reading/writing prompts from what is currently available or purchased through Jefferson's Libraries or via interlibrary loan from other libraries. 

Do you have ideas for research topics?  We can assist by preparing a list of materials to stimulate class discussions. We have prepared lists of articles, books, and videos on current events, social issues, and more. We think of research assignments as the best way to engage students to take charge of learning on their own.

For more information:

Call: 502.213.2464
Visit: Learning Commons Technical Services Room 104 E.

After Your Session

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