Supporting the Information Needs of Whole Leaders for the Whole World
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; LIBBI-102COMP and LIBBI-303COMP (required Composition LIBBIs) are 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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.
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-1 and -2, which are required for and restricted to Composition 102 students.
To attend some LIBBIs you may need sign up in Vision.
LIBBIs 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.
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.
Composition 102 students are provided sign-up instructions and links in the LIBBI Part 1 Tutorial.
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.