LIBRARY INSTRUCTION

ORU Library Instruction provides, facilitates, and works to integrate enhanced teaching and student learning that is guided by Information Literacy competency standards, learning objectives and performance indicators.1   To this end, Library Instruction creates, plans and implements a variety of active learning workshops, online resource materials, and research assistance to:

  • help orient students to the LRC facilities and services
  • provide students with training through an engaging library experience so that they may become more self-directed and motivated to  practice critical thinking skills
  • foster positive attitudes towards the use of library resources and services
  • assist users in developing efficient, effective life-long skills so that they understand how to gather, analyze, and use information

A three-tiered Information Literacy Program, integrated in-part into the curriculum, systematically meets student needs at various levels in their academic program and helps learners move through core concepts2 of information in the higher education environment and information ecosystem.

Research Guides  include subject and general resource aids, research tips, and course-related library research guides. More 

LIBBIs, or library student workshops, give students a guided hands-on experience from basic to advanced skill levels. Some LIBBIs are part of a course requirement, while others may be requested by faculty members for specific classes or assignments. Library Instruction also offers LIBBIs that are "open" to all students. More

Faculty members may  request any of the following: 

Library Tour
If you would like your students to have a tour of the library, a librarian will be happy to provide a tour along with an introduction to the library's role in the student's academic experience.
 
LIBBI - For Your Course or Discipline
If you would like your students to explore resources and library research within your course or discipline, request a hands-on library instruction session, or LIBBI, that provides an overview of resources in the subject and meets your student needs.
 
LIBBI - For a Course Assignment
If your students have a research assignment and you would like to introduce them to resources and library research appropriate for your assignment, a librarian will work with you to create a tailored library instructional session that focuses on and supports the student needs and requirements for the assignment.
 
Library Course Research Guide - For Your Course
If you would like an online library research guide with resource links, search strategies, and research tips to support your class and student needs, we will be happy to work with you on a customized library course research guide. View Guides

Faculty members are always welcome to attend LIBBI sessions, but they are not required to do so, even when a LIBBI is for their class or assignment.

Teaching Librarians are available to work with you to help facilitate student success.

For more information or to make a request, contact:
Myra Bloom,  Assistant Professor
Instruction and Reference Librarian
mbloom@oru.edu
918.495.7174

1 Based on ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, (PDF of the document); ACRL's Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians, and AACU Information Literacy Value Rubric PDF.

2 Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL), PDF

Instruction and Reference Librarian