Library Instruction

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:

  • Course Guides

    Librarians can create specific course guides for your classes that provide select resources students will need to complete assignments that require research.

  • Embedded Librarian Role in Canvas

    Embedded librarian refers to a librarian integrated into a Canvas course for a specified period to provide research help. It is best to embed a librarian in your courses when students are completing research. If interested including a librarian into your Canvas course, contact Julie Hartwell, Instructional Design Librarian at (816) 235-1877.

  • Tutorials

    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.

  • Research Consultations

    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.

  • 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.

    Additional Contact

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