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McFarlin Library Instructional Services: Instruction Services Program


WELCOME to the Instructional Services Program!  

This guide will explain the various Levels of Instruction that we provide for our students, staff and faculty.

Level 1 - Library Orientation

Description - 1001 First Year College Experience classes.

Objective - To have the students become acquainted with information literacy resources offered through the McFarlin Library. We have also created a custom FYE library webpage for the students to have a wealth of resources at their fingertips as they become familiar with the library website. 

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Level 2 - ENG 1004 and 1033 Instruction

Description - ENG 1004 and ENG 1033 Instruction for beginning research.

Objective - ENG 1004 students are guided through library resources and services through a tour and an online resources session.  This program can be done in one 50-minute session, or broken into two sessions to provide maximum flexibility for the professor. 

Objective - ENG 1033 (Embedded Librarian) students receive in-depth instruction on information literacy skills and the research process. During the semester, a librarian makes two 30 minute visits to your classroom This is followed by a third visit to the iClass computer lab, where the class meets here at the library, receives additional advanced instruction with a hands-on component. Students will also have time to do individual research while in the computer lab with a librarian present to help with individual research needs. 

Level 3 - ENG 3003 and other Upper Level classes Instruction

Objective - The students of ENG 3003 (Writing for the Professions) and other upper level classes receive advanced library and information literacy instruction to help them find appropriate sources for their professions and research papers. Zotero will also be introduced as a robust citation management tool.

3000 classes and higher, across many disciplines, will receive specialized, advanced search strategy session that are customized for each course. McFarlin provides access to over 500 databases which provide different capabilities and require varied skills for optimal research. Showing faculty and students how to maximize these resources leads to better sources and improved research output.

Student Success Librarian

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Lisa Grimes
McFarlin Library
The University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St.
Tulsa, OK 74104-3123
(918) 631-5401