The University library offers customized workshops that emphasize active learning, critical thinking, and transferrable skills. Library workshops are available on an appointment basis. If you are interested in arranging a library instruction session for your class, please contact your library subject specialist or Lorrie Knight.
Library faculty members provide instruction about using library resources. Our classrooms offer opportunities for hands-on practice.
Sessions can cover:
- Formulating research strategies
- Source evaluation (scholarly, popular, Internet websites)
- Library services and collections
- Online catalogs and databases
- Primary sources and the use of Special Collections
- Avoiding plagiarism and using citation tools
In addition to on-site classes, the Pacific librarians can also provide:
- Assistance in developing library related assignments
- Collaboration in creating information competency -based teaching and assessment
- Resource guides about discipline or class specific materials that can be linked to Sakai sites
- Asynchronous online tutorials
- Individual research consultations
Librarians are dedicated to information competency (the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively) which is a critical skill for academic success and lifelong learning. One outcome of Pacific's university-wide learning objective for critical and creative thinking is that students be able to "effectively analyze, integrate, and evaluate information." Library instruction sessions can help achieve this university outcome.