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Faculty Services

Services

Instruction Services

We collaborate with faculty in a variety of ways to help students learn research skills.  Please let us know how we can support your instruction.

Information Literacy Instruction

Contact a librarian to develop an in-class session in collaboration with you. On the request form, choose from the list of topics or request a customized session. Submit requests, including a copy of the syllabus/assignment, at least 2 weeks in advance for adequate planning.

Schedule classroom instruction

Customized Online Course Guide

Request a course-specific research guide with appropriate resources and instruction for a research assignment. Here is an example of a custom course guide for advertising.

Research Consultations

Librarians are available to meet with individuals or small groups of students by appointment.

To notify students of this service, copy this into your syllabus:

Request a one-on-one appointment (sites.smu.edu/libraries/librarians/) with our subject librarian if you need more help with your research. Schedule appointments at least 48 business hours in advance.

Tutorials

Request tutorials to help enhance students’ understanding of various research-related topics (e.g. differentiating between popular and scholarly resources, using specific research tools, etc.).

Tutorials may either complement in-class instruction or can be viewed on their own.

Collaborative Research Assignment Planning

Work with your subject librarian to create effective assignments and assessments that enhance students’ information literacy skills.

Workshops

Workshops address research skills, tools, and other relevant topics outside of class time. Request a workshop or promote current workshops to your students.

GIS Training

GIS (geographic information system) puts data together with maps, allowing for the visualization and analysis of trends. Schedule a workshop for faculty or students on using ArcGIS Online GIS mapping software.

For more information on any of the items above, contact your Subject Librarian.