The Clarkson University Librarians offer a variety of instruction services that can be tailored to fit the needs of your classroom.

Request Librarian Instruction

Librarians can provide instructional sessions in person at the Potsdam, Capital Region, and Beacon campuses. We can also provide instruction in online and hybrid class environments. These sessions can be tailored to meet your students’ needs. Topics can range from using databases, plagiarism, citing sources, citation management systems, evaluation information, searching the internet, any many more. Contact a librarian to discuss your instructional needs today!

Integrate Research Skills into Your Course

What research skills will students need to be successful? Librarians can review class assignments and identify where in your curriculum your students will benefit from incorporating various research and critical thinking skills. 

Design Research Assignments

Effective research assignments help your students to develop an appropriate topic, think critically about information resources, and responsibly utilize resources. Your subject librarian can partner with you to:

  • Think through an assignment from a research skills perspective
  • Verify if resources needed to complete the assignment are available through the Library
  • Arrange research support for your students (e.g., in-class session, and online course guides)

Support for Online Instruction

Library instruction and support services are available for online courses and can be integrated into your course Moodle page.

Guides & Tutorials for Instructional Support

Guides & tutorials can be created by the librarians to aid students in the discovery of discipline related resources. These guides and tutorials also offer resources and information on research skills and concepts needed. Librarians can work with instructors to create these guides and tutorials tailored to a specific course. These guides and tutorials can be linked to from your course Moodle page. Additionally, Librarians create instructional videos which can be utilized in the classroom or online. 

  • Research Guides
  • Instructional Videos

The Information Literacy Framework

Clarkson University Librarians develop instruction based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.