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 is designed to provide links to the resources your students will need for their work.
Blackboard and Canvas allows librarians to guest teach within a course at an instructor’s request. Contact Julie Hartwell, Instructional Design Librarian, for more information.
Brief online tutorials or videos can show the use of library tools, steps in the research process, or research skills and concepts. Librarians can create or share tutorials and videos for your class.
Your students can make individual or group appointments for help with research to assist them in developing a search strategy, choosing the best databases, locating both popular and peer-reviewed sources, and giving them search tips.
Research Essentials is an undergraduate information literacy instruction program that serves the General Education students of UMKC, reaching approximately 2,500 undergraduates each year. This is part of Discourse 200 and 300 classes.
A successful information literacy instruction session depends upon several factors, including: