Bentley reference librarians work with faculty to make smarter researchers and information users out of students. We assist in incorporating information literacy and offer advice on library resources when designing assignments, or collaborate on a semester-long or one-time basis.
Research instruction classes normally take place during scheduled class periods in the library’s Research Instruction Center. They are most useful to students when tied to a particular assignment, at the point when they would normally need to begin research. Reference librarians will work with you to customize the class to your students' knowledge, skills, and research topics. Skills and concepts that can be covered include:
To schedule a research instruction class, please use our Library Instruction Request form. For details and policies, please click on "Services for Faculty" under the "Services" tab on the library's home page.
If you are interested in library and information literacy skills being more embedded in your course, please contact either Matthew Van Sleet, Research Instruction Coordinator, or your departmental library liaison. Possibilities include:
Library research has been built into GB112 since fall 2009. Every first-year student is required to complete tutorials that include key concepts in information literacy and library research. These tutorials cover concepts of company and industry research, and give students hands-on practice in using library resources to conduct business research.
For more details about the tutorials, or how they fit into information literacy standards or GB Core learning goals, please contact Matthew Van Sleet, Coordinator of User Education (contact information on the Home tab of this guide). More general versions of the tutorials may be found in our Library Tutorials research guide.
In fall 2010, the English and Media Studies Department adopted Library Literacy Outcomes to be addressed through the Expository Writing Program. For a copy of the outcomes, or to discuss how faculty and librarians can work together to help students achieve these outcomes, please contact Adam Williams, Research Instuction Coordinator (contact information on the Home tab of this guide).