The librarians at the Hammond and Westville campuses provide instruction sessions for classes of all subjects when requested by faculty. Just ask, we can work with your schedule: from 30 minutes to multiple class sessions, we can teach students how to locate research articles, books, videos, and other information resources using our catalog, databases, and various search engines. Depending on the needs of the instructor and class, these sessions change to highlight what will be most important for the goals of the course. For example, identifying primary vs secondary sources or evidence-based research vs systematic reviews.
Our liaison librarians are here to support or faculty, students, and staff. All you need to do is ask. We do ask instructors to try to schedule a session at least a week ahead of time, preferably two weeks. We can meet in class or in our library classrooms, if available. We begin taking instructions requests for the next term about a month before the current term ends.
We also make individual appointments with students and groups of students who need help. If you are having trouble finding resources or looked at the most recent paper you’ve been assigned and are not sure where to start with sources, come in for a visit. These can be virtual appointments which are great for our distance education students.