Library Instruction Program
Librarian-led instruction helps Concordia faculty fulfill the Goals for Liberal Learning, beginning during a student’s first semester Inquiry course and continuing beyond Core courses. Librarians support faculty standards for quality academic work, encourage students’ critical thinking dexterity, and teach information access and evaluation skills. The library instruction program is tiered to engage and to challenge students during every year here at Concordia:
- Library Research for First-Year Students
- Library Research for Sophomore and Junior Students
- Library Research for Senior Students
Based on national Information Literacy Standards, Concordia’s Library Instruction Program aims to help prepare students for an increasingly complex information environment. Librarians gauge instruction according to students’ developmental readiness, using established best practices to help Concordia graduates compare favorably to other graduates of four-year liberal arts institutions.
We would be happy to help instructors integrate library research into classes by providing library instruction, creating library resources course web pages, making assignment templates available for faculty members, and helping anticipate student research problems before they materialize. Please contact your library liaison if you would like additional information.