Answered By: Colin Magee
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2021     Views: 83

A class session with a librarian is a great way for students to become familiar with MCC's library services and resources. 

Librarians provide assignment-based library instruction for your students when requested.  We can help you teach and assess information literacy in your course. A shorter, general library information session is also available. Instruction is available for all courses, but it is best for instruction to be structured around an assignment. Instruction sessions may include a library overview, focus on specific research databases, or other topics as requested by faculty.

  • Schedule your session at a time in the semester when the students' need for information is pertinent.
  • Prepare your students by reminding them of the instruction session.
  • Participate in the session.  Instructors' participation during the session helps students understand the context of the assignment. 


Types of Library Instruction offered:

Face-to-Face: Tours and Class Visits

Currently due to COVID-19 distancing policies, the library is unable to hold tours and class visits inside the library at this time.  Librarians will visit your class and conduct library instruction from there.

Online: Synchronous instruction in Blackboard

Conducted in Microsoft Teams or Blackboard Collaborate for classes that meet synchronously in Blackboard.

Online: Asynchronous instruction in Blackboard

We can develop step-by-step tutorials, usually with video walkthroughs, that will guide your students through using library resources geared around an assignment.  Here is an example.


To request library instruction, contact:
Colin Magee


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