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  • 1. Joe Goetz Information Literacy Librarian Assistant Professor 713-942-5972Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy 713-942-5972
  • 2. ContentsIntroduction: Library Sessions and BeyondScheduling a ClassDistance LearningResearch GuidesTutorialsEmbeddingAsk Us Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972
  • 3. Introduction:Library Sessions and Beyond!Instruction from Doherty Library librarians can help your students: Find the research resources they need Develop their research questions Learn searching tips and tricks Evaluate information Cite correctly and avoid plagiarism Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972
  • 4. Scheduling a ClassTo schedule a library session for your class, contact Joe Goetz at or call 713-942-5972. You will be scheduled with one of our instructional librarians, who will contact you to discuss details.Sessions are usually held in Doherty 008 in the library basement. However, we can also hold sessions in your classroom on campus.If you don’t have time for a session, or want additional options for instruction, read on! Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972
  • 5. Distance LearningIf your class would benefit from a library orientation but meets off campus, ask about having an online Instruction Guide created for your class.These Instruction Guides provide sequenced resources and tutorials to simulate a class session in a stable online format.Guides are adapted to your students’ needs, and can be supplemented with assessment tools or live online sessions with a librarian. Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972
  • 6. Research GuidesDoherty Library produces research guides for specific subjects, classes, and research tasks. To view these guides, visit you would like to suggest changes or additions to our guides, such as a new guide for your class, contact the librarians at Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972
  • 7. TutorialsDoherty Library enhances its online instruction by producing online tutorials in various formats, including video. To sample our tutorials, click Tutorials on the library home page.Tutorials can be a great way to teach specific skills, including how to choose and search databases, find a particular type of resource (e.g. book reviews), and avoid plagiarism.Tutorials can be further enhanced with quizzes and certificates of completion.Contact librarian Joe Goetz about tutorials for your class. Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972
  • 8. EmbeddingIn some cases, classes can benefit from ongoing interaction with a librarian.This interaction might take the form of multiple instruction sessions, small group meetings, online discussion boards, or librarian attendance at some class meetings.To pursue a collaboration of this kind, contact or a specific librarian. Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972
  • 9. Ask Us!Finally, the simplest way to help your students use the library is to tell them about our reference services.Consider placing this language in your syllabus: Go to to contact reference librarians or to get instant answers to frequently-asked questions. Librarians are available to help you with research, citation, and library use questions though email, phone, chat, text and in person. Get the best information and speed up your research at Doherty Library. Contact Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian 713-942-5972