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Space Availability - CSM Library

Synchronous Instruction - Face to Face

College of San Mateo Librarians can provide information literacy instruction for face to face classes, however with an abundance of caution, face to face instruction may be paused if circumstances require it.

College of San Mateo librarians can provide information literacy instruction for face to face classes. Librarians teach various kinds instruction sessions - the most common session is a faculty requested session to support research assignments. Below are some specific examples.

  • 20-30 minute session for very targeted learning outcomes for an assignment.
  • 20-30 minute session overview of research processes or the information literacy framework
  • 30-50 minute session supporting a hands-on research session

Synchronous Instruction: Online or hybrid courses

College of San Mateo librarians can provide information literacy instruction for online or hybrid classes in synchronous and asynchronous modes of delivery. For online or hybrid courses here are some synchronous options:

  • 10-15 minute introduction to the librarian assigned to the section
  • 20-30 minute session overview of research processes or the information literacy framework
  • 30-50 minute session supporting a hands-on research session

Asynchronous Instructional Support/Collaboration- for specific classes by faculty request

Class based instruction can also include the development of learning objects (Canvas modules, instructional videos, research guides (aka - libguides), handouts) that support the learning objectives of a specific course in a semester. Learning objects can help support student research and are just important as synchronous instruction.

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