Librarian instruction requests

GCC librarians collaborate with faculty to teach information literacy skills: we make sure students understand the research process, and that they’re able to find, evaluate, and use information in academic work.

We can teach in the library computer classroom or your regular classroom. We can also work with you to create exercises in Moodle, videos, handouts, or other instructional materials, which you can use instead of or in addition to in-class instruction. Library instruction works best when directly connected to a research assignment.

GCC’s Statement on Information Literacy

GCC Library Teaching Philosophy

Library Instruction Request

  • Librarians teach to GCC Information Literacy Student Learning Outcomes. Provide a learning outcome, or a general description of the content you'd like to cover.

    Please keep in mind that it is not possible for students to learn everything they need to know about college-level research in one class with one librarian; these skills must be developed throughout their program at GCC.

    Not sure what types of things we teach? Below are some examples:

    • Understanding the academic research process
    • Analyzing authority in a disciplinary context
    • Conducting and presenting original research
    • Recognizing scholarly sources and other types of information
    • Developing research questions or thesis statements
    • Developing search strategies and testing keywords
    • Finding books and articles
    • Understanding and creating citations
  • Please give a brief description of what your students will be working on, or upload a syllabus and/or assignment. Library instruction works best when directly connected to a research assignment; see
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf, txt, Max. file size: 8 MB.
    • Check all that apply
    • Two weeks' notice is appreciated!
    • Not sure where to start? We're happy to work with you to identify student needs. Email or stop by the library.