Learning Starts at the Library – Fall 2017

Space in the DisCo and the Info Cafe are going fast! We already have 56 individual sessions booked for the Fall 2017 Semester! During the 2016-2017 academic year, librarians conducted 120 instruction sessions for 2125 students, with an additional 109 one-on-one research consultations for individuals and small groups. 

 

In addition to these sessions, during September 19th-22nd, the Library, IT, and CWAA will be hosting all 40 sections of the First Year Experience program for a Digital Literacy Week introducing them to our services. The DisCO and Library staff are fully booked from 9am to 5:30pm during this week. 

This fall we are launching our new Information Skills Curriculum. You can read our article about the new curriculum here. We offer a wide variety of ways for students to work with the library, including information skills sessions in the DisCo, small group consultations, one-on-one research consultations, and participation in your course eLearn site. 

 

We are also transitioning to a “Bring Your Own Device” model! As we phase out the HP tablets we used when the DisCo first opened, we strongly encourage students to bring their own laptops or tablets to class sessions. Using their own devices, students can create folders to organize their research, practice research skills they’ll use again outside the library session, and identify any potential issues they may have accessing library resources, all with a librarian present to provide assistance. We will also have five Chromebooks available for those students to share.   

 

For Faculty interested in having librarians teach information skills sessions in the DisCo: 

  • Visit our Information Skills Curriculum LibGuide to learn more about our learning objectives and services 
  • Visit our website to learn more about the DisCo 
  • Visit our Classroom Policies Libguides page to learn more about using the space 
  • For additional information on the technology in the classroom, including instructions for its use, visit the Flynn DisCo LibGuide. 

For Students interested in using the Flynn DisCo: 

  • Visit our website to learn more about the DisCo 
  • Visit the Flynn DisCo Libguide for instructions on using the technology for group work and studying