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CSM Library Instruction Request

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

Synchronous Instruction - Face-to-Face

College of San Mateo Librarians can provide information literacy instruction for face to face classes, however with an abundance of caution, face to face instruction may be paused if circumstances require it.

Librarians teach various kinds of instruction sessions - the most common session is a faculty requested session to support research assignments. Below are some specific examples.

  • 20-30 minute session for very targeted learning outcomes for an assignment.
  • 20-30 minute session overview of research processes or the information literacy framework
  • 30-50 minute session supporting a hands-on research session

Synchronous Instruction: Online or hybrid courses

College of San Mateo librarians can provide information literacy instruction for online or hybrid classes in synchronous and asynchronous modes of delivery. For online or hybrid courses here are some synchronous options:

  • 10-15 minute introduction to the librarian assigned to the section
  • 20-30 minute session overview of research processes or the information literacy framework
  • 30-50 minute session supporting a hands-on research session

Asynchronous Instructional Support/Collaboration for specific classes by faculty request

Class-based instruction can also include the development of learning objects (Canvas modules, instructional videos, research guides (aka - LibGuides), handouts) that support the learning objectives of a specific course in a semester. Learning objects can help support student research and are just important as synchronous instruction.

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • 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.