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Library Teaching Services

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Shannon Johnson
(260) 481-6502

In the Classroom: Library Teaching Services

Woman with a laptop, hands in the air in triumph Our customizable library activities include but are not limited to:

  • initial topic brainstorming and development
  • overview of sources for a particular topic, discipline, or assignment
  • use of online and print research tools
  • evaluating the credibility of sources
  • identifying types of sources: scholarly vs popular, primary vs secondary  
  • database-specific instruction: e.g. Nexis Uni, Scopus, PsycInfo
  • strategies for avoiding plagiarism
  • strategies for finding copyright-free images
  • digital literacy
  • Scaffolded information literacy instruction over a series of courses or program
  • Support for student research, presentation or publication


We offer these activities in a variety of formats to fit your course: 

  • a classroom “pop-in” introduction
  • an in-depth presentation to your course in the classroom
  • synchronous webinar
  • hands-on research session in a computer lab
  • creation of an online research guide
  • creation of an online tutorial or video
  • collaborating on effective assignment development and on student assessment
  • librarian embedded into Blackboard course


If you would like to talk to a librarian about any of these options, please contact your liaison librarian.