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What are LIBBIs?

LIBBIs, or Library student workshops, are designed to help you master information skills that will enable you to  become a successful student and independent learner who also develops lifelong information literacy skills--the ability to define, retrieve, evaluate and use information ethically and legally. LIBBIs cover research essentials using ORU Library resources and are intended to support your research efforts.

Most LIBBIs last 50 minutes, but may extend to longer times if requested by professors. LIBBI-102COMP and LIBBI-303COMP. which are required Composition LIBBIs, are now scheduled during a class time.

For a list of LIBBIs, including dates and times, see the LIBBI schedule calendars. 

Faculty members may request a LIBBI by contacting Myra Bloom, 918.495.7174 or their College Library Liaison. Library Instruction provides proficiency workshops, course and subject related workshops, and workshops covering various topics, resources and skills. Faculty are always welcome to attend LIBBI sessions, but are not required to do so, even when a LIBBI is for their class or assignment.

Who can attend a LIBBI?

Some LIBBIs are optional and open to all students, such as 3D Printing, Zotero and sr. paper research labs; others are restricted and/or a course requirement, such as LIBBI-102COMP Parts 1 and 2, which are required for and restricted to Composition 102 students.

To attend some LIBBIs you may need sign up in Vision.

Note: LIBBIs scheduled during the regular class time, including COMP LIBBIs, do NOT require student sign up.

Where do LIBBIs meet?

LILLIBBIs are held in-person in the Library Instructional Lab (LIL) and on Zoom for virtual students.

The Library Instructional Lab (LIL) is located on the LRC-4th floor LINC in the back area beyond the periodicals. The LIL is equipped with 30 virtual machines to offer each student a hands-on experience. A printer is also available in the room.

Some sessions are virtual and conducted via Zoom. If you sign up for a Zoom LIBBI an email with the Zoom link and login will be sent to your email address  on the day of the LIBBI.

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How do I Sign up for a LIBBI?

To sign up for a LIBBI, follow the links in Vision to the library seminar pages. Session titles, dates and times are listed on the LIBBI sign up pages in Vision.

Step-by-step instructions on how to sign up, how to change to a different session, or how to find out what session you signed up for are on the "How To" tab on this page.

LIBBI sign-up is possible up to 30 minutes prior to a session. After you sign up just show up on time in the LIL or Zoom.

Important Notes

  • A minimum of ten (10) students must sign up for a LIBBI session to occur. If fewer sign up, about a day before the session, the Library will notify those who signed up the session will not occur and invite them to choose another session.
  • You will need your ORU network login (your email address minus and password) to participate. Please make sure it works prior to attending the LIBBI session. For help, contact the IT Concierge Desk at, call 918.495.6321, or go to the website.
  • Students participating in Zoom LIBBIs will be required to turn on their webcams to get credit for attending. Webcams are available for student check out at the One-Stop Library Service Desk. (Check webcam availability.)

Questions? Inquire at the One-Stop Library Services Desk, LRC-4th floor, contact Ask-A-Librarian (918.495.6887) or Myra Bloom (918.495.7174).