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South Bend - Elkhart

Schedule Instruction

Yes! A librarian can come to your classroom and provide instruction that covers research skills and library resources. The sessions can be customized to offer assignment-specific guidance. 

At least one week's notice is preferred but not less than 72 hours. Library staff need time to prepare for instructional sessions.

Topics may include:

  • overview of library resources and website
  • developing a research topic
  • database search techniques
  • resources for citing sources (Noodletools)
  • subject-specific research

We are available for in-person teaching in the library, in your classroom face-to-face, or online through Zoom.

If you have a question about library instruction please email a librarian directly.

Consider this when requesting instruction:

Your presence is requested.  When instructors remain with their classes during library sessions, students are more involved.  The learning experience is enhanced when instructors are available for questions and clarifications.

Library instruction is more meaningful for students when it is relevant to their current course assignments.  Please make sure students have a clear understanding of their course assignments before attending library instruction sessions. Ideally, library instruction should be scheduled close to the time students begin working on their research-related assignments.

If you can, provide library staff with your written instructions for specific course assignments.  This helps us prepare for library instruction and allows us to meet the specific information needs of your students. We also appreciate any specific information about assignments your students are working on, your expectations, special needs, or particular resources you would like us to include.

Ivy Tech Community College Libraries, 2023