Contact a reference librarian at the Reference Desk in the Andersen Library or your liaison librarian to schedule your library visit. We strongly encourage you to contact us before or near the start of the semester, as time slots fill up quickly. Please have a date, a time, and the session length ready when you call, or include them in your email. Please have a second choice of date ready just in case. When available please provide us with the topic and any special instructions you may have. The nitty gritty:
Librarians can cover some, but in a typical 50-75 minute session not all, of the following.
Competencies*. Students can learn to:
1. Identify and articulate needs which require information solutions.
2. Identify and select appropriate information sources.
3. Formulate and efficiently execute search queries appropriate for the information resource.
4. Interpret and analyze search results and select relevant sources.
5. Locate and retrieve relevant sources in a variety of formats from the global information environment.
6. Critically evaluate the information retrieved.
8. Self-assess the information-seeking processes used.
9. Understand the structure of the information environment and the process
by which both scholarly and popular information is produced, organized, and disseminated.
10. Understand public policy and the ethical issues affecting the access and use of information.