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Information Literacy and Instruction

Resources and tips about information literacy, critical thinking, and how faculty can incorporate these concepts into their courses.

GB112: Tools and Concepts in Accounting and Finance

Library research has been built into GB112 since fall 2009. For many students, GB112 is their first introduction to conducting business research as most students take this course during the first semester of their first year at Bentley. Key research and information literacy concepts are introduced which include information on how to conduct basic company and industry research as well as an introduction to locating business news articles in Bentley Library resources.

The most current iteration of GB112 utilizes a flipped classroom model. This iteration was designed in collaboration with the GB112 Program Faculty Coordinators to address the research needs of students as they complete their course project and was implemented in the fall 2018 semester. Students are required to view a collection of short video tutorials and complete a pre-class assignment to practice skills covered in the tutorials. Librarians visit each section to answer questions and facilitate an in-class activity using the pre-class assignment.

More information about the GB112 session is available in the following location:

Scheduling Information for GB112 Faculty

GB112 library visits are scheduled in advance with the GB112 Faculty Coordinators. Visits usually take place on Day 11 in the course schedule. Sessions last approximately 30 minutes. Emails to faculty are sent at key points during the semester with relevant information, particularly in relation to the pre-class assignment students are required to complete prior to the session.

Please direct any questions about the program to Matt Van Sleet or the librarian who will be visiting your class.