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Information for Faculty: Library Instruction

Requesting Sessions

Library Instruction

Request Form

Please note that classes must be requested via the form above and requests must be made at least 7 days in advance of the date that instruction is needed. Course materials including in-class assignments need to be attached to the form.

Professors interested in conducting their own library instruction sessions or in bringing their students to the library for class research only (no Librarian needed) will still need to reserve the desired space at least one week in advance to ensure availability. Please Click Here to reserve space only.

All classes, whether for Library Instruction or class research, must be accompanied by their professor.

Information Literacy Standards

Benchmarks for obtaining these learning and research skills are codified in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as the ability to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

Source: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Association of College & Research Libraries, 2000. Web. 27 Aug. 2010. <http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm>.

Library Instruction

Library Instruction and Class Research:

In keeping with the Wingate University and Ethel K. Smith Library mission statements, and as a subset of the Reference Department, the focus of Library Instruction and Information Literacy is to foster lifelong learning and research skills in the university’s student body, faculty and staff, and community patrons.

Library instruction sessions are designed to empower your students to identify, access, evaluate, and ethically utilize the information that they require to be successful in your course and in their college careers. Instruction sessions are offered to all classes on all of Wingate University's campuses.

Wingate Campus: Hands-on instruction sessions are conducted in the Reference Department which contains 25 computers.

Ballantyne Campus and Other Instruction Sites: Classes are taught in the assigned Ballantyne classrooms. Librarians also travel to cohort campus locations for instruction. For the Hendersonville Campus, classes can be taught via remote tele-presence in the Levine College of Health Sciences classrooms. All students at these locations should plan to bring a laptop or tablet in order to fully participate in these interactive sessions.

For Library Instruction Questions Contact:

Kory Paulus's picture
Kory Paulus
Contact:
Ethel K Smith Library 221
Liaison to: Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Nursing, and Physical Therapy
704.233.8099

Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Jessica Swaringen
Contact:
Ethel K Smith Library 132
Liaison to: English and Communication
704.233.8808


Ethel K. Smith Library
PO Box 159
110 Church Street, Wingate NC 28174
Wingate, NC 28174