About Library Instruction General Workshops and LIBBI Labs

Throughout the semester, the library offers workshops to introduce new library products and research methods to facilitate and promote student success in the research process through efficient, optimized use of resources. 

LIBBI Labs, an outcome of students suggestions and group requests, are offered throughout the semester for optional, additional research assistance. The labs support individual student research needs by facilitating research time in the LIL with librarian assistance available for specialized, targeted research help, as needed for assignments.

General LIBBI workshops and lab sessions are open to all students (as noted below) and are NOT REQUIRED.

To attend a LIBBI, just sign up in Vision, then show up for the session in the LIL. (See the "How To..." tab above.)
To inquire about scheduling a LIBBI lab for your student group or course assignment, contact Professor Myra Bloom at 918.495.7174 or mbloom@oru.edu.

NEW!
LIBBI-030CIT-MLA-Lab—Citing Sources MLA Style, Lab (optional)

Open to COMP102, COMP102H and HONR101 students. 
No sessions currently scheduled.

Do you need help with your MLA citations or the Works Cited page? If so, this 30-minute LIBBI Lab on “Citing Sources MLA Style” will help you create correctly formatted MLA citations and Works Cited page. Bring your citations to work on them during the LIBBI.

LIBBI-102COMP-LAB--ASSIGNMENT/PAPER RESEARCH LAB, OPTIONAL
Open to all Composition 102 students; attendance is NOT required

No sessions currently scheduled.

• As needed, review recommended resources for the assignment.
• Get started on your research topic.
• Find authoritative resources for your documented essay topic.
• Get assistance with your Works Cited page for print and online resource citations.

LIBBI-303COMP-Lab--Assignment/Paper Research Lab, Optional 
Open to all Composition 303 students; attendance is NOT required.
No sessions currently scheduled.

This research workshop provides basic instruction for individual student topics, followed by an opportunity for students to do work on research with a librarian available to help. Some sessions may focus on the LIBBI Exit Exercises, as requested by students.

LIBBI-499/498ILL--INTERLIBRARY LOAN, OPTIONAL 
Open to any Sr. Paper and Sr. Paper Prep. students; attendance is NOT required.
No sessions currently scheduled.

Optional research sessions open to any senior paper/prep student. Just sign up in Vision then show up in the Library Instructional Lab (LIL). Get a review on in-depth, subject specific research strategies, in addition to answering interlibrary loan questions, such as:

• Is the item you need available at ORU?
• What do you need to do before submitting an ILL request?
• What is Interlibrary Loan? How much does it cost?
• Article? Book Review? Essay? What and where is it?
• How do you use citations to identify and locate sources?

Prerequisite: Familiarity with library databases and the catalog is strongly recommended. Need a refresher? Stop at the reference desk and meet with a reference librarian to get the basics prior to attending. Attendance is taken to add names to the Interlibrary Loan sr. paper fee waiver list.

LIBBI-499/498-LAB--SR. PAPER/SR. PAPER PREP RESEARCH LAB, OPTIONAL
Open to any Sr. Paper and Sr. Paper Prep. students; attendance is NOT required

This workshop provides students with the opportunity to work on their sr. paper topics with assistance and instruction for focused, in-depth research. A librarian is available to review your resources and search queries, and then provide tips and resources to fill in any gaps for creating new knowledge.