Library Instruction

The Library Instruction program is designed to support faculty by offering instruction to students to assist them in completing their research assignments and to gain the knowledge and skills in Information Literacy that will enable them to use information effectively throughout their lives. Library Instruction can take many forms, depending on the research assignment and class level. Your subject librarian will work with you to determine the best solution for your needs.

Options include:

  • Library orientation sessions
  • Tutorials via Canvas or Zoom
  • Course web pages
  • Course-specific instruction, including for online or distance courses
  • Embedded Librarians (in Canvas)
  • One-credit Information Literacy courses: Q110 and Q510
  • Tagged Information Literacy

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High School Visits

The IU South Bend Libraries are pleased to offer library instruction sessions to area high school students. Library instruction sessions are designed to introduce students to information sources and effective strategies for conducting library research. High school teachers, in cooperation with their high school librarian, are encouraged to bring their students to the Schurz Library for research or request that a librarian visit their classroom for instruction. To make arrangements, please contact Julie Feighery at 574-520-4410 or at least 10 days in advance of the preferred date.

High School students are welcome to visit the library for individualized reference help and to request a library card.

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