Information Literacy Instruction
About Library Instruction
In support of the mission of Brescia University College, the Beryl Ivey Library offers library instruction sessions delivered in an interactive, inquiry-based environment. These sessions address the core competencies of information literacy and prepare our students for excellence both in and out of the classroom.
All sessions will include some element of hands-on on active-learning strategy in consideration of universal design theory and our students' diverse research needs. As a result, please allow at least 30 minutes for each learning objective you would like us to teach.
The library is happy to accommodate the increasing number of non-traditional instruction methods that Brescia's faculty are now requesting. Our most common session types include:
- Single, in-class sessions: we work with you to develop a lesson in consideration of your course content, assignment requirements, and students' research experience, to be offered during class time).
- Splitting large classes: to allow your students' hands-on practice time or to create a tutorial atmosphere, we frequently divide large classes into multiple sections.
- Multiple in-class sessions: we can visit your class more than once in order to teach to multiple learning objectives.
- Outside class time: we are happy to offer optional, suggested, and even mandatory tutorials outside class time.
- Resource handouts or other materials:the library has a variety of resources handouts already prepare for previous lessons that you can post to your OWL page or distribute to your students. Please consult us about developing a customized resource for your students, as well.
To book a session:
Please book at least two weeks before your preferred session date: like you, the library instruction teams requires time to develop lessons. For more information about the library instruction program see our Library Instruction Policy.