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Library Instruction

The Library is continuing to provide online information literacy instruction for classes. While in person classes have been suspended, we are ready and eager to provide instruction to your class via a Zoom session. If you are interested in having a librarian teach in your course, please complete the Instruction Request Form. Note that we request two weeks’ notice to plan a stellar session for you.

In addition to face-to-face instruction, we can support your online or blended class through a variety of methods:

  • Course Guides

    A course guide is designed to provide links to the resources your students will need for their work.

  • Embedded Librarian Role in Blackboard and Canvas

    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.

  • 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.

  • Research Essentials

    Research Essentials is an undergraduate information literacy instruction program that serves the General Education students of UMKC online and in the classroom. We focus on Discourse 100, 200, and 300.

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

  • Ask a librarian.

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