Information Literacy Instruction
Students learn best when teachers and librarians collaborate. The TNCC Reference librarians can tailor an instruction session to fit your class’ needs.
A basic library instruction class includes:
- Using the library catalog
- Introduction to 2-3 library databases
- Discussion of source evaluation, including the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly sources
- Discussion of how to structure an effective search
- Hands-on work using the library computers
More advanced class topics might include:
- Advanced databases techniques
- Additional databases
- Google scholar
- EasyBib (bibliographic management tool)
Scheduling A Session
Contact us to schedule a information literacy instuction class or to determine what information literacy might look like in your class.
See our Library Instruction Calendar below to determine potential availability. Please contact us as early as possible in the semester to book a reservation.
There are several ways to make a reservation.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 757-825-2878(Hampton) or 757-258-6500(Historic Triangle)
In person: at either campus library
Library Instruction Calendar
Note: This calendar includes events for both Hampton and the Historic Triangle campus libraries. Hampton events are in ALL CAPS. Click on event for more details.
Why Library Instruction?
Increases the effectiveness of student research--students spend time evaluating and synthesizing information, not searching for it.
Introduces key concepts necessary for academic success across the curriculum--citation, plagiarism, authority, evaluation, etc.
Builds familiarization with library research tools.
Introduces information literacy skills required for lifelong learning--Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.