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CSM Library Instruction

Information to make a request for information literacy instruction in a course setting or a campus group setting

CSM Library Instruction

Library Instruction at CSM Library

College of San Mateo Librarians can provide information literacy instruction for face-to-face, online, or hybrid classes in either synchronous or asynchronous modalities. Instruction can range from a general introduction to the Library and its services to an instruction session customized to meet a specific assignment, learning outcome, or need.

CSM Library faculty use the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to inform the design and teaching of instruction sessions. We encourage all faculty to learn a bit more about this framework.

Examples of skills that can be taught within an information literacy instruction session

  • Finding, evaluating, and using articles or other scholarly content using research databases or OneSearch.
  • Finding authoritative, credible internet resources appropriate for use in college level research projects.
  • Research strategies, techniques, and evaluation of sources - in multiple formats for many uses.
  • Citation formats and strategies for avoiding plagiarism.

Additional Info

  • Library instruction sessions require two weeks advance booking.
  • Sessions can be scheduled any time the library is open, and, by special arrangement, after hours when the library is closed based on staff availability.
  • Instructors are required to accompany their class, due to minimum qualification requirements.
  • If you are unable to attend the session, you may make arrangements with your Dean for a substitute instructor to attend in your place. If an instructor or substitute fails to accompany their class, we are required to cancel the session.