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.
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.
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.
Librarians devote individual attention to the student research inquiry to locate information.
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:
|Assignment-Based||Specific Course objectives||All Students|
|Technology-Related||Incorporation of Media & Technology Tools||All Students|
|Blended Instruction||Collaborative Teaching Between Faculty and Librarian||Distance Education Courses/Campuses|
The library, an intrinsic part of Benedict College, observes certain holidays. Inquiries as to holidays observed may be made by calling the library in advance at (803) 705-4301; (803) 705-4364 or by checking the posting of hours in the building’s lobby.