Instructor’s checklist for requesting a librarian visit

Getting Started

  • Have you been in touch with your liaison librarian? Start a conversation with your librarian about library instruction in the classroom. 
  • We prefer at least 2 weeks advance notice to ensure librarian availability. But the earlier, the better! A librarian visit works best when it takes place 2 to 3 weeks before a research assignment is due.
  • Have you passed along the following information to your librarian?
    • Course title, code, and section
    • Number of students in your class
    • A copy of the research assignment that your students are currently working on.
    • A copy of your course outline, if possible.

Before the Session

  • Have you informed your students of the time and location of the librarian visit, especially if the librarian visit is outside of your normal classroom and/or time?
  • Have you reviewed the research assignment with your students prior to the librarian visit and asked them to starting thinking about the information-seeking process?
  • Have you considered making attendance mandatory for the visit?
  • Are you able to attend the librarian visit? If there are questions regarding an assignment that come up in the library session, you are the best person to answer them.

Follow-up

  • Was the librarian visit beneficial to your students? Please feel free to provide feedback to your liaison librarian.

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