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Library Instruction

Librarians provide assignment-based library instruction requested by faculty for their students. Instruction is available for all LCC courses at the library, located in the TLC Building.

An instruction session may include:

  • library tour
  • research databases
  • library catalog
  • Internet resources
  • search strategies
  • evaluating sources
  • other topics requested by faculty

Please review the Library Instruction Academic Syllabus pdf icon for additional information.

Library Sessions Are Assignment Based

  • Faculty should coordinate a library session with a specific course assignment.
  • Librarians are available to collaborate with instructors in designing an assignment.
  • Submit a copy or a description of the assignment with the request.

Ingredients for a Successful Student Experience

Schedule your session

  • At a time in the semester when the students' need for information is pertinent.
  • A minimum one to two hours to allow for hands-on, exercises, group work, reflection, or work on the research assignment.

Prepare your students

  • By reviewing the assignment with students prior to the session.

Participate in the session

  • Instructors are required to be present during the session or arrange for a faculty substitute.
  • Faculty participation during the session helps students understand the importance of the session.

Off-Campus Library Instruction

Library instruction for is available at the following off-campus locations:

  • Clinton County Center, St. Johns (WRIT, READ, SDEV courses)
  • LCC East, East Lansing (WRIT, READ, SDEV courses)
  • Livingston County Center at Parker Campus, Howell (WRIT, READ, SDEV courses)
  • West Campus (All courses taught at West Campus)

Faculty must arrange for a computer classroom, computer lab, or for a COW for library sessions scheduled at the above off-campus locations.

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Scheduling a Session

Submit your request at least one week before the session.

Online Request Form

Submit an online request form and you will be notified if the date / time are available.

Visit or Telephone

Contact the Reference Desk at 517.483.1615. The librarian on duty will check the instruction calendar and assist you with placing your request.

For More Information Contact

  • Kim Farley
  • Instructional Services Librarian
  • farleyk@lcc.edu
  • 517.483.1662
  • Mail Code: 1510

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