The Brush Library supports teachers in developing research assignments and providing instruction on information literacy.
As stated in the library’s mission: “By supporting the community’s research needs and teaching a comprehensive, patron-centered information literacy curriculum, library faculty and staff advance the school’s mission to prepare students for higher education and lifelong learning.”
The library can support teachers and their classes in a variety of ways:
- Overview of library resources
- Orientation of the library space and services
- Teaching research and information literacy skills
- Creating screencast tutorials, examples
- Assisting teachers with curriculum and assignment development
- Creating research guides (LibGuides) for a project or course
The librarians will tailor any requests to fit with your class, assignment, or project needs. Here are some of the most frequent requests by classes:
Library orientation, overview of English library resources, poetry, mythology, and podcasting
Developing research questions, topic selection, background resources, secondary sources, and primary sources
Developing research questions, topic selection, background resources, secondary sources, seminal sources, primary sources, and historiography
Schedule a Library Instruction Class
Request a library instruction class using the Teacher Request Form.
What is Information Literacy?
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education defines information literacy: