Many Inquiry faculty schedule one or two subsequent sessions for library instruction after their students have completed the Library Launch. Additional sessions may also be integrated into a variety of other first-year courses. These subsequent sessions vary according to the individual professor's needs for the class, but often the library instruction involves introducing students to more sophisticated searching and documentation methods. They are typically tied closely to a specific course assignment or outcome and may involve a partial or full class meeting session. These sessions are usually held in the library and provide opportunity for students to engage in meaningful ways with course-relevant library materials. Contact your library liaison to learn more about the varied lessons that may be appropriate for your students.
Additional library instruction sessions in the first year may introduce these outcomes:
- generate a research topic area and formulate relevant research questions
- understand how information is formally and informally produced, organized, and disseminated
- choose key concepts and terms that describe their information need
- modify their information need to achieve a manageable focus
- differentiate between primary and secondary sources, recognizing how their use and importance vary with individual disciplines
- acknowledge importance of reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness and point of view in sources