Library Instruction

Ohrstrom Library: View from New Chapel tower.

Ohrstrom Library offers a library instruction program to teach information literacy in support of classroom curriculum. Skills taught focus on the ability to retrieve, evaluate and effectively utilize a variety of sources.

We have found that library instruction sessions are most effective when taught as students are just beginning their research/project. Please contact us at least one week in advance to allow tailoring of the library session to the particular needs of your class.

We are happy to:

  • Develop library instruction sessions that teach students to identify and narrow a topic, locate material on specific subjects, evaluate quality and effectiveness of material, develop search strategies across a variety of resources, recognize differences between primary and secondary sources, and/or distinguish scholarly from popular articles.
  • Offer such sessions to classes or to individuals in the library or in the classroom.
  • Develop research guides relevant to your curriculum/assignment(s).

For more information, please contact Lura Sanborn, Reference Librarian

(v-mail: x5677, email: lsanborn at sps dot edu).