The Library is fully committed to providing your students with the best instruction and resources available to meet their information literacy needs. We're also dedicated to providing our faculty with diverse and flexible instruction options to fit our challenging educational landscape.
This page provides menus of options to start your library instruction planning. You'll find multiple formats and delivery systems to best suit your fully online, hybrid/hyflex, and in-person class instruction needs.
As always, your Instruction Librarians are here for you! We will help you design a program best suited to your curriculum and students' needs.
Undergraduate Library Instruction
Video Tutorials Available
- Brainstorming and topic development
- Keyword and synonym creation
- Finding and accessing information in One Search
- The right databases for the job
- Using Google Scholar wisely
- Using advanced search options
- The importance of evaluating resources
- Using the five information evaluation standards (CRAAP)
- Acknowledging sources: Citation basics
- Academic integrity Plagiarism
More intimate in numbers with high student interactivity, LibChats are single class or small group sessions. LibChats are pre-prepared in collaboration with you, the faculty.
- Chat agenda based on faculty needs
- Solicited questions to jumpstart conversation
- Room for individual questions and responsive activities
Tailored for large or multiple classes, areas, or department-wide instruction, webinars are a way to invite a larger community of students to share in a Q&A content-rich learning event. Information literacy topics, interests, and foundational concepts are discussed to positively inform and unify a diverse range of students through shared interests.
Graduate Library Instruction
- Advanced research skills and organizing tips
- Advancing searching: Booleans, limiters, and wild cards
- Discipline-specific database use
- Literature reviews
- Advanced citation tools
Webinar topics include:
- Advanced searching and research organization
- What databases should I use for my discipline?
- Google Scholar and OLLU databases
- Literature reviews: The search for sources
- Discipline-specific citations
Librarians will solicit questions before sessions and all our webinars are monitored to best focus on student needs. Sessions can also be recorded and uploaded to the library's website so every student has an opportunity to attend.
Library Instruction Mission
The Mission of the Sueltenfuss Library is to cultivate Information Literacy at OLLU by:
- Teaching the lifelong skills of finding and evaluating information in order for students to succeed at OLLU and beyond.
- Working collaboratively with faculty to identify resources and learning activities to teach information literacy competencies.
- Designing assignment-specific library instruction sessions for courses as requested by the instructor.
ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education