If you would like to request Library Instruction for your class that addresses a research-related assignment, please fill out the request form linked below. Our instruction librarians can provide a variety of in-person, synchronous and asychronous forms of instruction, depending on your needs and what works best for your students' assignments.
For ENG 151: If your class meets synchronously, feel free to request live instruction. You may also wish to know about this website we created with videos and text to help students learn to do library research asynchronously: https://library.csi.cuny.edu/eng151
Asynchronous Instruction: the pandemic required many of us to immediately pivot and create entirely new ways of teaching that were previously unfamiliar. The positive outcome of this is we now have more tools, techniques, and ways to reach students than ever before. However, it takes significant time for our small team of instruction librarians to create highly involved materials for individual classes on short notice. We can: create up to 3 short videos with research strategies for your particular course, which you can embed in blackboard or otherwise share with students, and we can provide links to the abundance of ways students can reach out to us for individual help. We can also curate links to any available online research guides, FAQs, or online tutorials the library has already built for general research. We have a LOT of instruction materials available! If you have a complex assignment, please give us plenty of advance notice and we'll see what we can offer. We are not able to create homework or graded assignments for your students.
Please note that because we tailor our instructional materials to the specific needs of your class, we require at least two weeks notice in order to prepare any tailor-made materials for your class. 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.) We do not offer synchronous instruction on the very first day of classes. Thanks for helping us better serve your students!
For further information on library instruction sessions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org