The Library Instruction Program is entering its second academic year of providing weekly Introduction to the Library’s Resources and Services workshops. The workshops are designed for all introductory level courses, including ENG 111, SKO 100, and SPD 101, CLIP, and PASS classes.
By the end of the workshop, students will have learned how to:
a) Identify library services
b) Think critically about information sources
c) Find books using the library catalog
d) Find articles using online databases
e) Avoid plagiarism and use citation styles.
These targeted learning goals are assessed in a 10-question quiz given at the end of the workshop, which is also printed out as a certificate of attendance. Last year, nearly 1000 students attended the workshops and they scored an average 85% on the quiz.
Since last year, the workshops have been extended to one hour in order to accommodate a break-out session where students get hands-on time finding appropriate books and articles for their assignments.
HOW: Register online at: http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/student-workshops
WHEN: Now through December 6, 2012, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Selected evenings and weekends
WHERE: Library Learning Lab, 1L-214
WHY: To learn how to conduct research at the CSI Library
The Library Instruction Program continues to provide information literacy sessions for all other courses that include a research assignment.