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Does My Course Need Library Instruction: a self-assessment tool

I should help my students develop the ability to use the literature of my discipline available in the library.
r Yes
r No
My students should have specific instructions on how to use the library in each course in which I require its use.
r Yes
r No
It should take considerable time for students to master the skills needed to use the library for my courses.
r Yes
r No
I should be familiar with the range of library resources useful in teaching my students.
r Yes
r No
For students in my courses, the library should be considered primarily as a place to study textbooks, lecture notes, and similar materials.
r Yes
r No
I stay aware of new reference/library sources (print and electronic) that I might add to my reading assignments; course bibliographies, regular reserve/electronic reserve, etc.
r Yes
r No
I should develop an interesting problem to introduce my students to the library.
r Yes
r No
I should have the main responsibility for ensuring that my students make good use of the library.
r Yes
r No
My students should use the library to learn how scholars examine major works and ideas in my discipline.
r Yes
r No
I should be better prepared to teach students how to make good use of the Library.
r Yes
r No
I should evaluate the library assignments of my students on the same basis as any other assignments for my courses.
r Yes
r No
It should reflect poorly on my department if the library is not heavily used by students in our courses.
r Yes
r No
My students must utilize specific library resources; e.g., a reference book/series; an electronic index; an Internet-based full-text resource.
r Yes
r No
I am using the same library assignment Iíve always used; it still works well and accomplishes its goals.
r Yes
r No
I would like to develop a library assignment that accomplishes goals that have recently been redesigned.
r Yes
r No
Student frustration in using the library should be considered a normal part of learning how to use the library.
r Yes
r No
Librarians should help me by teaching my students how to use the library.
r Yes
r No
I need to incorporate internet-based resources and web sites but am unsure how to accomplish this.
r Yes
r No
Students should be able to learn needed library skills in my discipline quickly and independently.
r Yes
r No

Print off this form and use it to analyze your instructional needs. If your analysis reveals a need for formal library instruction or a need to consult with a librarian, please contact us.

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