UMKC Libraries offers information literacy instruction in developing the skills needed to locate, analyze, and evaluate information. Our classroom at Miller Nichols Library can accomodate classes with a maximum of 30 students. For larger classes, a librarian can come to your classroom.
In addition to face-to-face instruction, we can support your online or blended class through a variety of methods:
A course guide designed specifically for your course with links to the resources your students will need for their research.
Brief online tutorials can demonstrate the use of library tools, steps in the research process, or research skills and concepts. Your librarian can create tutorials for your class.
Your librarian can create a customized video teaching information literacy to your students.
Research Discussion Board
Use your Blackboard discussion board as an open forum for students to discuss their research process with your librarian contributing suggestions and research help.
Your students can make individual or group appointments with a librarian to help them develop a search strategy, choose the best databases, locate both popular and scholarly or peer-reviewed sources, and give them search tips.
What You Will Need
A successful information literacy instruction session depends upon several factors, including:
Sufficient time (at least two weeks) to schedule and prepare for the session.
A course-related assignment that requires library research.
A collaborative partnership between librarians and classroom faculty.
The attendance of all students, as well as the faculty member, at the session.