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Requesting Library Instruction

The libraries teach students the information literacy competancies needed for success in academics.  Information literacy instruction teaches students the research process, source evaluation, and proper use of information.  A typical session provides an overview of the library and introduces the online catalog of print books, e-books, articles, academic journals, streaming media, and film resources. Information literacy sessions also include active learning and student participation.  Librarians are able to help create custom information literacy lessons.  If a specific assignment is the focus, please provide a copy of the assignment to library staff. 

Other topics include:

  • Web search evaluation
  • Identification of peer-reviewed materials
  • Citation and formatting for specific styles (APA, MLA, etc.) 
  • Plagiarism

Both campus libraries have instructional spaces that can seat 30+ students with an instructor’s station, projector, and computers.

To book a session:

  • Midlothian Library: contact the iDesk at 804-594-1519.
  • Chester Library: contact the iDesk at 804-706-5198

Please have the following information ready when you submit your request:

  • Month/day
  • Time and duration of class
  • Class Title (e.g. English 111)
  • Number of students
  • Special requirements, if any

Don’t have time for a library visit? Library staff can come to you, both in-person and online. Ask about availability when booking your instructional session.

Reserving the Library Lab

Instructors can also reserve the library lab for class instruction.  Contact either campus library to check the library lab’s availability. Reserved times are first-come, first-served. 

Subject or course-specific licensed software can be installed in the library labs if licensing permits and adequate lead time is given.

Please have the following information ready when you submit your request:

  • Month/day
  • Time and duration of class
  • Class title (e.g. English 111)
  • Number of students

Online Course Instruction

Thinking about library instruction for your online courses? Library staff can visit your class virtually using BlackBoard or prepare documents, presentations, or tutorials for to share. Contact Molli Gonzalez (804-594-1518) for more information.