Our librarians support university teaching in a number of ways by helping students to develop essential academic research and information skills. Information Literacy is one of Arts & Science’s five undergraduate competencies for “learning and applying knowledge” at the University of Toronto. Kelly librarians have extensive knowledge of and experience with teaching information literacy to students, whether undergraduate or graduate students, large or small classes.
Library Research Workshops
Having a librarian visit your class to teach students various aspects of the research process, such as how to create an effective search using keywords, how to navigate article database, or information synthesis tasks, such as how to paraphrase or develop a thesis statement, can be an effective way to develop student skillsets.
Faculty and instructors are encouraged to contact us to arrange for a library workshop tailored specifically to your assignments, course requirements, or student needs. We guide our approach by teaching to the learning outcomes of your course so your students gain as much as possible from their time with us.
Our support for learning can include:
- Creating custome research guides linked in your course Quercus pages to direct students to the best resources—physical and online—to support their coursework.
- In-class or virtual instruction tied to your course learning outcomes or identified student need.
- The preparation of learning objects or other strategies to teach research skills and help students navigate library resources.
Reach out to your Subject Librarian to discuss how the library can work with you to meet the needs of your students. We look forward to collaborating with you.