Partner with a Librarian

Contact your subject librarian for assistance with:

  •     improving the quality and credibility of sources used by your students
  •     ensuring your students know how to find, use, and evaluate information effectively and ethically
  •     guiding your students to discipline- and subject-specific resources

Information Literacy (IL) can be integrated into your syllabus without adding significantly to your workload or time commitments; your librarian will tailor assistance to your needs.

Teaching Library Concepts

What your librarian can do

  • Lead targeted IL instruction for your classes in-person or online, in the library or in your classroom.*
  • Make suggestions for tweaking assignments and also help with assignment design to scaffold in appropriate IL outcomes.
  • Partner with you to review submitted student work, particularly cited sources, annotated bibliographies, etc.
  • Create subject and course-specific research guides to point your students to appropriate resources.
  • Add assessment quizzes for library tutorials to your Canvas course site.
  • Meet with your students individually or in small groups for research consultations.*

What you can do on your own

  • Integrate the library's suite of tutorials or other digital learning objects into your teaching, through Canvas or in the classroom.
  • List your subject librarian as a resource on course syllabi and suggest students Make an Appointment with Your Librarian
  • Add your librarian in the Librarian role on your Canvas course site.

*Learning outcomes for sessions are tied to Information Literacy, the IU Indianapolis Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success and the Principles of Graduate and Professional Learning.

These are just some of the areas your subject librarian can cover during IL instruction and research consultations:

  • Thesis/topic development
  • Research strategies
  • Finding and evaluating sources
  • Citing sources and plagiarism
  • Social, economic, and legal aspects of information
  • And moreā€¦.