It is expected that non-SIUE students or groups will have received information about basic library organization and resources from their school librarian/teacher. Since the Instruction Program will plan their instruction based on this premise, students should be familiar with standard library concepts and resources prior to their visit. Some examples include understanding how to use a print index (such as Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature) or possessing a basic understanding of library classification systems (e.g., Dewey Decimal) and the card catalog.
Students must have prior library experience and:
Following the Lecture/Demonstration
Students may (depending on time, usually no more than an additional thirty minutes) use the Instruction Classroom and look up their resources. The Instruction librarian or staff member remains to help them as needed. Students can also use the PCs located throughout the building.
After the Instruction Session
A centralized place to meet at a table outside the Instruction Room may be possible. There is a place to store personal items. The instruction scheduler will make arrangements if requested. If advance reservations are not made, the availability of a centralized area is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Library assumes no responsibility for the security of items left unattended.
Instructors: Instruction Librarian or staff
Times available: Sessions begin between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Fridays only with exception during intercession