What can the librarian do to help you with the WID requirement?
As part of the new core curriculum, a “Writing in the Discipline” course is designated in each department. This course requires a library-based information literacy component. How information literacy is framed and covered in the course is dependent on the discussion between faculty and the librarian.
Subject Librarians will assist faculty in the creation of assignments that will meet the Information Evaluation and Research Practices portion of your course, and will provide hands-on workshops in the Library’s Instruction facility (Wildenradt Theater)
Information Evaluation and Research Practices
- Develop search strategies and use library catalogs and databases to find relevant material
- Critically evaluate sources
- Integrate and cite evidence appropriately
- Understand the concept of intellectual property and practice academic honesty
Where Will the Library Session Be?
The Library has one instruction room: the Wildenradt Theater, on the second floor of the Library. The room seats up to 30, and includes 20 computer stations. WiFi is available for students who choose to use their own laptop or tablet computers. It is strongly prefered that the library session take place in the Library so that students become familiar with the facility, services, and staff.
Please include the following blurb in your syllabus:
Reference/Information assistance is available at the Reference Desk, by phone (925) 631-4624, text message or IM. Check the Library’s “Ask Us” link for details: http://library.stmarys-ca.edu/ask-us/ Extended assistance by appointment is also available. Contact the subject librarian for your major or any of the Reference librarians for an appointment.