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What do we offer?
The Fintel Library Instruction Program seeks to provide an introduction to information literacy skills in relation to research and information seeking. The instruction librarian will guide the students towards knowledge of information resources, provide analytic and critical thinking skills and help instill the judgment they need to use them intelligently. An information literate student will have the skills necessary for lifelong learning, and Fintel Library hopes to foster those skills in our instruction classes.
Faculty members teaching courses with a research component should request one or more library instruction sessions led by a librarian.
Faculty must be present when the class meets with the instruction librarian. If you would like to schedule a library instruction session please fill out this form.
Please read the content standards of our library sessions and let us know what we can do for you.
INQ/HNRS 100’s (Intro to Research)
If time allows:
INQ 200’s and intro level for major courses
INQ 300 and upper level major courses
If you are looking for a shorter session, or something more specific, please let us know if one of these sessions would be more accommodating:
The Fintel and Wyndham Robertson Collections (15 minutes)
This session teaches students how to locate books, request items from Hollins, and use interlibrary loan.
Databases: What's the difference? (15 minutes)
This session introduces students to the conceptual difference between our databases.
Database Searching: Basics (15-20 minutes)
This session teaches students how to develop a basic search and limit their results.
Evaluating Sources: Basics (10-15 minutes)
This session instruces students to basic evaluation criteria.
Website Evaluation (15 minutes)
This session introduces students to evaluating information found outside of the Library's website.
Contact Piper Cumbo to schedule your library instruction session(s). Please be able to provide a syllabus and the current assignment the students will be working on.