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Library Instruction

Contact

Library Learning Lab: 1L-214

Email: libraryinstruction@csi.cuny.edu

Mission

The mission of the Library Instruction Program is to support CSI’s General Education curriculum goal of information literacy and provide students with the skills necessary for college and graduate level discipline-specific research. Library faculty seek to encourage the habits of critical inquiry and lifelong learning which are key elements of participation in a global information society.

Requesting a Library Instruction Session

If you would like to bring your class in for library instruction, please fill out the request form linked below. Our instruction librarians can provide a 1.5 hour instruction session for your class, which will be designed to meet the specific needs of your students. All our sessions are held in our Library Learning Lab, Room 214 inside the library. (At the moment, we are not able to travel to the St. George location.)

To schedule a session, please fill out the Library Instruction Request Form.

 

Timing Notes:

Please note that because we tailor our instruction to the specific needs of your class, we require two weeks notice in order to schedule a Library instruction session. Each semester, our instruction calendar begins the Monday of the third week of classes, unless specifically arranged otherwise. Faculty members must be present during the instruction session. We find that the timing of instruction works best when paired with a research-oriented assignment in your class (and please let us know what it is so we can help your students locate the most appropriate resources.) Our calendar books up fast, so please do include 2nd and 3rd choice options so that we can better schedule your request. Thanks for helping us better serve your students!

For further information on library instruction sessions, contact Prof. Anne Hays at  anne.hays@csi.cuny.edu.

Introductory Online Tutorials

We have created a suite of information literacy & research tutorials to help students get started using the library. These tutorials were designed with first-year students in mind, but they are equally useful for any student, faculty, or staff member who needs an introduction to our library's services. To better serve our student community, we have paired these tutorials with CC-CLUE credits, and matched the lessons to our ENG 111 and ENG 151 instruction. At the end of each tutorial, we included a quiz -- students can choose to send the results directly to their own emails or to their professor's email, based on their needs.

Library Instruction for ENG 151

For faculty teaching English 151 courses, please note that as a result of new collaboration with the English Department, we have created an assignment linked below for students to perform prior to coming in for Library Instruction.  Please have your students complete the assignment linked below, and we will complete the additional pages during the Library Instruction session.  The Librarian will provide the rest of the assignment during the library class.

Is your class coming to the CSI library? Download your assignment below!