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Teaching & Classroom Support

Information literacy incorporates the ability to identify information needs, and gather, evaluate and use information effectively. By aiding in the development of these abilities, librarians further student success, prepare students to transfer to four-year universities and/or enter the workforce, and help provide the foundation for life-long learning.
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Learn more about our Instructional Support Program by reading the overview below:

Book a Librarian Visit

One of the great services library faculty provide for you is a visit to your class to talk to your students about research and information literacy concepts. We'll work with you to develop specific and meaningful instruction sessions, tailored to enhance your curriculum.

Complete the form below to request your session. Once submitted, we'll schedule your session and a librarian will contact you.

 

Embedded Librarians (Instruction Options for Online Classes)

Ever wondered how to get a librarian to visit your online class? We have several options for you:

  • We can add an Embedded Librarian to your online class so that we can work directly with your off-campus students. Basically, this mean that you will have your own class librarian.
     
  • We can embed research guides and resources directly into your online or hybrid class. Simply review our list of Research Guides and choose one that will work for you.
     
  • Don't see a guide you like in our list? A librarian can create a research guide specifically for your class.
     
  • We can work with you to create or embed YouTube videos from the MJC Library's YouTube channel (modestojclibrary) into your class.

Contact Iris Carroll by email or call 575-6082 to get started.

InfoLit Kits

Do you want to offer your students an extra-credit activity? Do you have a student who needs help with a specific information literacy skill? InfoLit Kits are what you need!

What are InfoLit Kits?

Infolit Kits are hands-on learning activities that each focus on a specific information literacy skill. Currently, we have two InfoLit Kits: Know Your Sources and Evaluating Sources that you can assign your students to complete giving them no credit, regular credit, or extra credit as you wish. You can have them complete one or both of the kits.

  • Know Your Sources teaches the difference between popular, substantive, and scholarly sources.
  • Evaluating Sources teaches students to apply the CRAAP test to evaluate sources by credibility, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose.

How does this work?

The kits are on Reserve at the East and West Campus L&LCs. We have 5 copies of each kit on East and 2 copies of each on West. The kits are designed for students to work on independently. They may be borrowed for 2 hours in-library use only, just like a regular reserve book.

You should instruct your students to go to the check-out desk and ask for either the Know Your Sources InfoLit Kit or the Evaluating Sources InfoLit Kit. Your students will receive the kit (a binder) and a 10-question assessment for them to complete once they’ve worked through the kit. Students then return the kit and the quiz to the check-out desk.

Assessment and Communication

A librarian grades the quiz and then contacts the student. If the student passes the assessment, he/she will receive an email from the librarian that includes a certificate to print or forward to the instructor to verify satisfactory completion of the work. If a student doesn't pass, the librarian sends an email inviting them to come in for a personal appointment in which the librarian will work with the student on the content and then re-assess. The librarian will then communicate the outcome with the student as before.

Field Trips

Would you like to introduce your class to the Library & Learning Center staff, building, and services? It's easy. Just call us to schedule your L & LC field trip. We'll walk you and your class through the building introducing them to our services and collections as we go.

We prefer to know about your visit at least several days ahead to make sure we have sufficient librarian coverage to accommodate your class. At the very least, we need to know no less than one hour in advance.

Schedule Your Field Trip:

  • East Campus:  209-575-6230
  • West Campus: 209-575-6949

Course Reserves: Place Materials on Reserve

Many of our students cannot afford their textbooks. The L & LC is happy to place a copy of your textbook on reserve for your students on either campus. However, we need you to provide us with a copy of your texts.

Please print, complete, and bring this form into the L & LC with a copy of your textbook:

Research Guides for Faculty

Research guides