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The Gorgas Library provides instruction in the use of library resources for students, faculty, staff, and other users. This is accomplished in group or individual sessions, through live presentations and web pages, inside the Library's electronic classrooms and at other sites.
The goal of the Gorgas Library's instruction program is to promote information literacy. An information literate person can:
*From the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
This page offers links to a variety of library teaching services that support information literacy. Please feel free to build links to these pages for online courses. We look forward to helping you with your instructional needs.
Please contact Brett Spencer, Instructional Coordinator, 348-1200, email@example.com for questions or comments.
Faculty and teaching assistants may schedule customized library instruction for their classes.
Set up an appointment to meet with a librarian for an individual library orientation or a research consultation.
Interactive web sites that teach users how to find as well as evaluate information.
How do I?
Concise instructions about performing basic library tasks such as making copies, reading call numbers, checking account information, etc.
Assorted Library Research & Instruction Guides
Lessons that explain key research concepts like avoiding plagiarism, evaluating sources, searching for books and articles.
Resource listings for disciplines served by the Gorgas Library
The Libraries' Databases results pages offer "Search Tips" pages next to the titles of the databases. Please feel free to consult these pages online or distribute print copies to classes.
Librarians can prepare course-related web pages that include a variety of electronic resources tailored to assignments.
Guidelines for introducing your classes to the library, designing assignments, putting items on reserve, and more.