Education

Description

Education Services coordinates the library's information fluency initiatives; library instruction, orientations, and tours; off-site programs; research consultations; and faculty and student library workshops.

Library Instruction

Faculty have found that in-class library instruction can improve the quality of students' papers and assignments. As a result of instruction, students experience less anxiety about working in the library and become familiar with basic research techniques. Library instruction sessions can be held in one of the two instruction rooms in the McDonald building, the second floor instruction room in the Conaton Learning Commons, or in campus classrooms and labs.

  • Library Instruction Room 134, located on the first floor of the library, is an interactive classroom with 24 computer workstation, ceiling mounted computer projection, and printing capabilities. The instructor's podium includes a computer workstation.
  • Library Instruction Room 130, located on the first floor of the library, is a classroom that seats about 36 with ceiling mounted computer projection and display on two plasma screens in addition to the traditionl screen. The instructor's podium includes a computer workstation.
  • CLC Instruction Room 207, located on the second floor of the Conaton Learning Commons, is an interactive classroom with about 30 computer workstation, ceiling mounted computer projection, and printing capabilities. The instructor's podium includes a computer workstation.

The first, and best way, is to contact your department's library liaison. If your liaison is not available, contact Vicki Young at 513 745-4804 or young@xavier.edu. You can also fill out our instruction request form. Please allow at least 1-2 weeks notice when scheduling library classes.

Research Consultations

Consultation services are available by appointment at times convenient for you. Contact your department's librarian liaison. Consultation services are available for individuals or small groups; over the telephone, in-person or through online chat; and in the library or in a faculty/staff member's office. Faculty, staff and students may take advantage of consultation services.

Students

The library encourages students to use this service for:

  • Setting up alerts (automatically sending the results of search strategies to your email address periodically).
  • Developing search strategies for senior research papers, dissertations, theses, presentations, or projects.
  • General library orientation: using research databases, XPLORE, OhioLINK, (Electronic Journal Locator & more) and document delivery services.
  • Preventing plagiarism with TurnItIn.
  • Saving search strategies to run at another time.
  • Using bibliographic management tools (RefWorks, Zotero, etc.)  and various citation manuals.

Faculty/Staff

The library encourages faculty and staff to use this service for:

  • Adding library resources to a Canvas class.
  • Helping with electronic reserves.
  • General library orientation: Search@XU, research databases, XPLORE, OhioLINK, Journals@XU, and ILLiad (document delivery/interlibrary loan services).
  • Using bibliographic management tools (RefWorks, Zotero, etc.)  and various citation manuals.
  • Helping with TurnItIn in Canvas.
  • Saving search strategies, setting up alerts, or using RSS feeds.
  • Determining peer reviewed status and citation information for selected journals.
  • Determining times cited for selected publications.
  • Providing assistance searching for information associated with your research or publication interests.

Faculty/Student Workshops

Each semester Library Education Services provides faculty and/or student library workshops on a variety of topics. Check librayr news, department flyers or your department's librarian liaison for more information about workshops or to request a workshop.

Special Programs

Library education services offers support for the non-traditional programs at Xavier including dissertation, week-end degree, off-site, distance learning, executive degree, TRIO, and community programs. Some of the services offered to these programs include library instruction, orientations, tours, research by appointment, faculty development, collection development, document delivery assistance, consultation services and other library support.

Hours

Library education services is available most hours the library is open, including evenings and weekends.

Staff

Library education services is provided by all of the librarians and is coordinated by Vicki Young at 513 745-4804 young@xavier.edu.