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
  • engage students in exploring transformative learning technologies
  • 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.

Teaching Librarians are available to work with you to help facilitate student success.
Myra Bloom, Jane Malcolm, Dr. Angela Sample. Daniel Eller, and Dr. Daniel Isgrigg are available to provide instruction as requested by the faculty. Librarians are also available to meet one-on-one with students for research consultations. See: Request an Appointment with a Librarian.

To request a LIBBI, you may contact Myra Bloom or the Teaching Librarian who is your college Library Liaison.

For more information or questions contact:
Myra Bloom, Assistant Professor
Instruction and Reference Librarian

1 American Library Association. "Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education." http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework
2 American Library Association. "Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians," opens new windowhttp://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/objectives information.


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. Faculty members may request any of the following as optional or required:

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 Research 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.

LIBBI- For AVR or 3D Printing
As part of new initiatives and for advancing transformative learning, the library offers student engaging, innovative instructions sessions on opens new window3D Printing and opens new windowAugmented/ Virtual Reality (AVR) experiences.

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.

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Library Tours

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. Some freshmen receive a short library orientation and New Student Tours at the beginning of the semester.

Course and Subject LibGuides

Research LibGuides include subject and general resource aids, research tips, and course or assignment related library research guides.

If you would like a LibGuide 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. Links to LibGuides can be included in D2L courses.

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Instruction & Reference Librarian

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Myra Bloom, M.L.I.S., M.A.