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Ely Library at Westfield State University
We provide students with the concepts and skills necessary to become critical thinkers and competent users of information.
Goals of the Information Instruction Program:
- Support members of the campus community by facilitating access to the library's collection of resources
- Provide students with the tools, resources and research skills necessary to complete course assignments
- Assess the effectiveness of our instruction, and use the findings to continually improve our instruction
- Accommodate different learning styles by using a variety of instructional techniques
- Investigate new instructional technologies for use in the Information Instruction Program
- Provide a welcoming environment for a culturally diverse population
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to promote information literacy across the curriculum
Request Class Instruction
|Use the form above to also request instruction for Education classes and classes associated with the Teacher Education Program.
- Faculty are expected to attend the session(s) with their class(es)
- Schedule sessions as soon as possible. At least two weeks advance notice is required to assure available times and to allow the Librarians time for class-specific preparation
- Schedule one or more sessions. Follow-up sessions are encouraged, provided enough time is allowed for preparation of materials.
- The Library Computer Lab is only used for classes in conjunction with an information instruction session. Faculty may not hold a class in the Library Computer Lab without a librarian present. Use of the Library Computer Lab outside of the information instruction schedule is reserved for open computer lab use by all students.
- Classes may be scheduled with the WSU Archives Librarian to review primary source materials from the University Archives... More information