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Library Instruction at Dominican

About Us:

In keeping with the Rebecca Crown Library's mission of providing academic support to students, and teaching as one of the primary ways the library realizes Dominican's mission to pursue truth, our program seeks to facilitate student learning and curiosity. The Instruction Program at Rebecca Crown Library, in partnership with the WeatherTech Innovation Lab, offers instruction in information literacy, including media, digital, and technology literacy, to help students be successful in their course work and to support faculty in their teaching and learning. The WeatherTech Innovation Lab team assists in instruction by providing sessions, content, and resources. The Instruction Team and WeatherTech Innovation Lab work closely together to provide excellent instruction to the Dominican Community. 


 

What We Teach:

Examples of topics and skills that can be individualized to fit instructional needs:

  • Library Orientation: Website, Library Services, I-Share, Interlibrary Loan, Online and Print Resources
  • Research & information Literacy: Support for a Specific Assignment, Topic Development, Locating Scholarly Sources, Information Evaluation, Using Primary/Secondary Sources, Database Searching
  • Managing Information: Bibliographies, Citation Management, Saving Research Sources
  • Digital Literacy: Technology Competencies, Information Creation, Content Creation, Effective Online Communication, Evaluation of Online Information 

 

Our Spaces:

When you request instruction, it can take place in your classroom, on zoom, or in any of these locations:

  • Library Instruction Classroom: Crown 108
  • WeatherTech Innovation Lab Crown 110
  • Recording Studio Crown 008

You can also book these spaces for your classes without library instruction. Please contact Marie-Louise Settem to book these spaces for your own instruction: settmari@dom.edu 


 

Important Policies for Instruction Requests:

  • We try to meet first choices but cannot guarantee availability.
  • We ask for two (2) weeks’ notice before instruction.
  • We require that you are present when instruction occurs.
  • We require a brief meeting to align instruction to your class/students/assignment.
  • Within three (3) business days of receiving the request, the librarian who is assigned to your class will confirm the session via email.