Help your students tap into their critical thinking skills

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“Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use, and communicate it in an ethical manner 1.”

Are your students feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by their research assignments?  Why not bring them to the library for an introductory or refresher class this semester?

Classes taught by librarians will reinforce the information literacy skills you are teaching, ensuring your students are given the opportunity to tap into their critical thinking skills and discover the valuable research tools available to them.  A librarian will work with you to design a session tailored to your curriculum, research assignments, and the skill level of your students.  Possible topics for classes include, but are not limited to:

  • Information retrieval using tools such as the library catalogue and article databases
  • Effective Web searching technique
  • Evaluating resources
  • Plagiarism, copyright, and citing sources

Classes are usually taught in the Library Instruction Lab, which is equipped with 28 student workstations and has seating capacity for 40.  Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so book early (and don’t forget, it’s never too early to start thinking about Spring Semester!).

To book a class, contact Michelle Edwards Thomson, the Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator, by phone at 342-3346, or by email at michelle.edwards.thomson@rdc.ab.ca.  To facilitate the collaborative process during the design phase of the class, please provide a copy of the assignment you’ll be giving your students.

We look forward to seeing you and your students in the library!

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