Library Instruction Sessions

About Library Instruction At TDRL

The TDRL offers library orientations and instruction sessions to COE courses and groups by appointment.

Library Instruction Sessions

Conducted by the Education Librarian, library instruction sessions for the College of Education can be offered at the TDRL or Lied Library.

With a focus on information literacy development, library instruction sessions can be single sessions or embedded throughout a COE course. Each session can be tailored to meet individual course needs, but popular topics include:

  • Focusing and narrowing down a research topic
  • Identifying and evaluating sources
  • Searching library databases effectively
  • Training on specific resources (ERIC, Education data sources, etc.)
  • Literature reviews
  • Information cycle
  • APA citations

To discuss library instruction options or to schedule a session, please contact Samantha Godbey (702-895-2135)

TDRL Orientations

Conducted by the Head of the TDRL, library orientations for the College of Education are offered at the TDRL.

TDRL Orientations are designed to familiarize students with the collections and services of the TDRL, but each session can be tailored to meet individual course needs. A typical one-hour orientation includes the following:

  • Activity based learning
  • Characteristics of P12 materials in relation to literacy development
  • Examples of how different formats are used in P12 education
  • The role of research in P12 educator professional development
  • Introduction to University Libraries staff and services

To discuss TDRL orientation options or to schedule a session, please contact Amanda Melilli (702-895-1963).