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Library Instruction at Franklin Pierce: First Year Library Instruction Classes

Find information on requesting library instruction sessions, current instructions sessions that are offered, as well as information literacy learning outcomes for studetns

First Year Instruction

(Please note: all FYI library sessions in fall 2020 will be conducted via Zoom. Complete this form to schedule a session.)

Library instruction is required for students taking First Year Inquiry during the fall semester and Composition Two during the spring semester. We encourage FYI instructors to have their students take online tutorials (which can be found in Canvas Commons) that introduce students to the catalog, general research databases, and the development of keyword terms, or they can schedule a Zoom session with an instruction librarian that covers these same topics.

Recommendations for Requesting a Library Session

Librarians are eager to assist you and your students with research instruction! Our goal is to enhance students' understanding of the credibility of information sources, ability to develop and modify research questions, and search the library's catalog and databases.

In order for your students to get the most out of a library instruction session, please try to adhere to the following recommendations

  • Please submit your request at least one week in advance to ensure the availability of a librarian, access to the library instruction room, and time to plan and prepare the session.
  • Please submit a copy of your syllabus/class schedule and assignment at the time of your request. We use these materials to plan the session and ensure we are teaching at the most effective time.
  • Please schedule your session during a research assignment.  Students should be introduced to the assignment before the session.  Studies have shown that students are the most when library instruction is needed to help students complete a specific assignment.