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Faculty Information: SFCC Library

Examples of Research Instruction

Library Research Instruction a La Carte

The following are information literacy skills you may ask the librarian to address in your library instruction class or check with the librarians for ideas on developing lessons about research.

Librarians as resources. We can do the following….

    • Create a research guide for your class/project.
    • Provide materials for your online classes (ex. videos/articles/activities to explain the difference between scholarly and popular resources; or how to evaluate resources)
    • Provide instruction (face-to-face or online) on a variety of information literacy topics….  
      • Evaluation of Resources 
      • Brainstorming/narrowing topic ideas
      • Choosing keywords for research
      • Effectively using library databases
      • Utilizing bibliographies to find relevant sources
      • Comparing/Understanding different types of resources (popular/scholarly/primary sources etc)
      • Citation workshops
      • AI & ChatGPT
      • Etc... Just ask


Schedule an Instruction Session

To request a library instruction session, fill out the form below or email Shardé Mills minimum of one week prior to the requested date of instruction. Include the following information in your request:

  1. Your name & email address
  2. Course and section number (e.g. ENGL 101, HIST 136)
  3. Preferred date of instruction and alternative date(s)
  4. Approximate number of students attending
  5. Any special accommodations needed by you or your students
  6. Short description of the assignment associated with the library session.

Request Form

CCS Policy Library Instruction Classrooms

The library Instruction classrooms are located as follows:

·       SFCC Library: 2-211

As the center of the CCS Library Services’ information literacy curriculum, library instruction classrooms are available first and foremost for library instruction. Library instruction is provided by librarians or by other faculty members in collaboration with librarians. Other instructional activities in the library classrooms may be scheduled on an occasional basis, but these activities will not take precedence over their primary use. Room reservation contacts:

Instructional Services Librarian, Sharde' Mills    (533-3224)     

Summer: SFCC Library Reference Desk            (533-3834)

Room 206 (ITV) or if unable to reach the numbers above  (533-7045)

All non-library instructional activities must be scheduled through a librarian (SFCC) or through the CCS Library Services’ administrative assistant (SCC)

Non-librarian use of the classrooms may be scheduled in room 206 when not in use for ITV.  This practice minimizes the number of non-library cancellations.

Library instruction is often scheduled on short notice. Because Library use of the classroom always has priority, non-library reservations may be cancelled with two (2) days notice to the instructor.