High School Outreach Teacher and Librarian Responsibility
Planning a Successful Library Visit
In order for the library visit to be a success, librarians and teachers should ensure:
- students have researchable topics
- students have a basic understanding of their independent study topic
- students have basic library research skills
- students respect this opportunity as guests and act appropriately
Additional Responsibilities and Suggestions
- Submit the assignment and/or class topics to the Instruction Librarian at least two weeks before the session.
- Supervision of visiting high school students is the responsibility of your high school staff, and we recommend that you plan for a 10:1 ratio of students to adults for your visit. Lovejoy Library does not provide staff to assist in supervising visiting students.
- While this is not normally a problem, please let your students know in advance of your visit that noisy or unruly behavior is inappropriate in an academic library.
- Students should plan to bring money for photocopying and printing. Lovejoy Library has networked laser printing at a charge of $.10 per page.
- Students' personal belongings should not be left unattended in the Library, even if your class is working within the Library's Instruction classroom. The Library's Lost and Found service is located at the Circulation Desk.
- We cannot guarantee a private workspace or computer workstations will be available for your students.
- Accompany and remain with the students and be prepared to assist them with their research needs.
- Advise students driving to campus that they should allow at least 20 minutes from the time of arrival at campus for parking and walking to the Library.
- Consider showing students other areas of the University by arranging a campus tour through the Admissions Office.
- Dining areas are available in the Morris University Center if visitors want to eat lunch on campus.