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Library Instructions

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The purpose of library instruction is to enhance a student’s understanding of the research processby introducing them to the resources, services, tools, and methodologies needed to be successful in their courses.

Faculty, as well as students, are encouraged to request library instruction. Library instruction helps students find, evaluate, and effectively use information for class assignments and research. It alsosupports critical thinking, self-development, and lifelong learning skills for students.

There are different types of library instruction. Any of following can be requested by faculty or student by accessing the onlineLibrary Instruction Form.

Orientation

A tour of the physical facility and general information about the library’s electronic and printed collections as well as library services and technology support.

Classroom Instruction

The librarians utilize a full class period to: 1) introduce students to library resources and services, 2) conduct subject-related instruction (history, political science, marketing, etc.), or 3) provide assignment-based research instruction to meet specific course objectives.

One-On-One Instruction

Librarians devote individual attention to the student research inquiry to locate information.

Group Instruction

Librarians engage a small group of students with similar research interest in finding relevant library resources.

Faculty may request the different levels of library instructions:

Instruction Research Targeted Audience
Introductory Core Skills Freshman/Transfers
Assignment-Based Specific Course objectives All Students
Subject-Related Discipline Specific Juniors/Seniors
Technology-Related Incorporation of Media & Technology Tools All Students
Blended Instruction Collaborative Teaching Between Faculty and Librarian Distance Education Courses/Campuses

For additional information contact:

Brian R. Crawley
Access, Research, and Instruction Coordinator
Benjamin F. Payton Learning Resources Center
Telephone: (803) 707-4793
Email: Brian.Crawley@benedict.edu

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