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Library Services Available to Blue River Instructors

Traditional Instruction Sessions and Tours

Library instruction classes are taught by librarians with advanced degrees during all hours of library operation. Contact the library at 816.604.6642 to schedule instruction and/or work sessions for your classes. The librarian can come to your classroom or your students can visit the library classroom to receive hands on experience using library databases.   Advance notice is always appreciated to avoid double-booking.

Embedded Librarians for In-Seat or Online Classes

Library Instruction sessions can be customized into small mini presentations to demonstrate research components to your class as your research project unfolds.

For online classes, librarians are available to be embedded in your class to assist students with research projects. They can appear for a week or during a predetermined time of your choice.  

If you don’t have time to include an instructional session, or if students miss a librarian guided research presentation, send students to the Research Lab.

Research Lab

The Research Lab is a place where students can come and hone their research skills, learn what characteristics to look for in quality resources, select the most appropriate sources and use them properly. Additionally, students can learn to correctly cite the sources they use.  During Fall 2014, these sessions are taking place in CC129, the library classroom, on the following days at 5:30 pm. 

Monday 15
Wednesday 17
Tuesday 23
Thursday 25
Monday 29

Wednesday 1
Tuesday 7
Thursday 9
Monday 13
Wednesday 15
Tuesday 21
Thursday 23
Monday 27
Wednesday 29

Tuesday 4
Thursday 6
Monday 10
Wednesday 12
Tuesday 18
Thursday 20

Monday 1
Wednesday 3
Tuesday 9
Thursday 11

Assignment Review

If this is your first time teaching a class at Blue River, or if you haven’t recently provided a research assignment, please consider sharing a copy of the assignment with a librarian.  This allows a librarian to see if the library has to purchase or update materials to ensure a positive experience for your students.   

Reserve Collection

Sometimes an instructor can save students money by placing items on Reserve.  Materials may be put on Reserve in the library for one semester if they conform to copyright laws. You determine the length of the checkout period. Please remind your students they need a photo ID to check out any library materials, even "library use only" reserve items.

Updated: 7.14.14

Last Modified: 7/15/14