Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Faculty instruction requests

Who – Teaching of instruction sessions is shared by GCC Librarians Tim Dolan, Liza Harrington, and Eric Poulin. To schedule an instruction session, stop by the library or email

What – Information literacy encompasses the ability to know when information is needed, and to locate, retrieve, evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and use that information (the college’s general education ability number 7). All library instruction sessions are aimed at cultivating information literacy in your students.  Instruction sessions work best when they are directly related to a research assignment.

Where – We can conduct instruction sessions in the Library’s Computer Lab or your classroom. We can work with you to create exercises to be delivered through Moodle.

When – Instruction sessions take place during your usual class time. When scheduling an instruction session please provide the information requested below at least two weeks in advance, both to give the librarian time to prepare the session, and to improve the likelihood that your desired time slot will be available.

How – To request an instruction session, fill out the form below, or contact one a librarian.

Library Instruction Request

  • Faculty, course & student information

  • Assignment information

    Please give a brief description of the research assignments for your class, and the particular assignment students will be working on at the time of the session. You may also upload a syllabus or assignment. Library instruction is most effective when students also have a library-related assignment that requires them to utilize the various resources in the library and the information seeking skills that they have learned as a result of the instruction. Such an assignment ensures the retention of those skills and provides an opportunity to determine whether the instruction has been successful.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, txt.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, txt.
  • Information literacy module menu

    Please select the modules you would like included in the instruction session(s). Session Introduction and Conclusion (10 minutes) is required.
  • Introduction to the Library staff, services, resources, and collections
  • Students will learn to analyze and evaluate a variety of resources in different formats
  • Introduction to locating article citations/abstracts in online databases
  • Covers the basic elements of how to properly cite sources, and why it is important
  • Covers distinguishing between scholarly and popular periodicals, and targeting searches for each
  • Covers intellectual ownership and avoiding plagiarism
  • Choose from the following - 15 minutes each
  • Librarians will work with you to create an assignment designed to develop particular skills. You may also use your own assignment.
  • Total instruction time required

    Note that you must be present during the information literacy instruction session(s).
  • Excluding in-class assignment
  • Instruction session information

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