Library Instruction

Information Literacy Program

Objectives

The Library at SUNY Broome Community College draws on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education established by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  The new Framework is based on a cluster of interconnected core concepts:

  • ​Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

The overall goal is to support the college curriculum and to encourage lifelong learning in our students. This includes support of traditional classroom instruction and distance learning classes.

Scheduling Classes

To Schedule a Library Class or Tour

Please let us know at least a week before the preferred class time to avoid scheduling conflicts and to enable class prepatation.  Tools for assessment may include the classroom assignment, an exercise created to reinforce the concepts taught in class, or any other tool deemed appropriate. Instructors are requested to accompany their classes to the library.

Bringing Classes to the Library for Research

Instructors who wish to have their students conduct research in the library without a librarian during class time are welcome to use our classroom.  We do ask instrcutors to set up a time in advance, to ensure that the library classroom is available.

Modes of Instruction

Course-related Instruction and Library Tours

Library instruction is structured to meet class assignments and learning outcomes, with the exception of general library tours.  While classes are usually taught in the library’s computer lab classroom in order to provide hands-on learning, library instruction sessions are flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the instructor.

Online Instruction

Tutorials and quizzes on basic library skills are available to every student with Blackboard access. Under "My Courses", select the "Information Management Essentials Toolkit" link, then the link for Module 2.

Click to visit the module directly here

Subject and Course Guides

Librarians create library guides in their specialized subject area, as well as tutorials on basic library skills. These guides can be found on the library homepage under "Guides".

Class Assignments

When assigning students a library-related project, you may wish to check with a librarian to make certain that the library contains adequate materials to support the assignment.