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Library Instruction and Your Class
- Library instruction can be provided for students at all levels of
the academic experience.
We particularly encourage sessions for beginning students and those
classes that have strong research or writing elements. With information
landscapes ever changing, the development of thinking and research skills
continues to become more important. Competence and literacy in research
skills allows students to become critical thinkers and more successful
in their studies at Marietta College.
Participation in library instruction can help students:
- Approach research with less anxiety
- Define topics with greater precision
- Understand the limitations of popular internet tools like Google
- Locate a variety of print and electronic resources on specific
- Understand the difference between scholarly and popular resources
- Explore resources available at the College Library and resources
available statewide and nationally
- Prepare for future writing or research orientated classes
Class Instruction Sessions
- When a course instructor has given a research-based assignment, the
Instruction Librarian can teach a class session in the library or in
the classroom. The Instruction Librarian can work with the course instructor
to identify the most relevant resources to fulfill the requirements
of the assignment. The librarian will introduce these resources in the
class and spend time explaining how those resources can be used in the
project. To arrange a library instruction session please don’t hesitate
to contact the Instruction Librarian Joseph Straw at email
or at x4541.