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Library and Information Literacy Instruction

Guide to library and information literacy instruction offerings from the Harper College Library, including online learning materials and options for working with a librarian.

Student Research Appointments

Student Research Appointments can be an excellent compliment to assigning online learning materials. Meeting individually with a librarian gives students the opportunity to:

  • ask questions
  • get personalized instruction
  • practice skills they learned

Appointments are 25 minutes in length and are conducted online. (We're still ONLY offering appointments online, but if students prefer to speak to a librarian in person, in Fall 2021 they can stop by the 2nd floor service desk during our open hours.)

Students can make an appointment using our online request form, including on nights and weekends.

If you want to use Student Research Appointments as a form of library instruction:

  1. Fill out our Instructional Request Form. Attach or describe any research assignments, so we can more effectively prepare.
  2. We recommend you assign points or offer extra credit for students who attend appointments, if you are using them as a form of library instruction. Librarians can provide students with proof of attendance they can share with you.

Wording for Students

Feel free to use this wording to describe Research Appointments to students, in an assignment, a section of the syllabus, an announcement in Blackboard, etc.

Need help with a research assignment, or just want to learn more about what the Library has to offer? Make an online Research Appointment! A Harper librarian can help you learn about search tools, find good quality sources, avoid plagiarism, cite, and everything in between. Appointments are 25 minutes long, and we even have evening and weekend times. Use our online request form (link also available on the Library's homepage) to schedule your appointment today!

Video: How to Make a Research Appointment with a Harper Librarian

You can share this video with your students, demonstrating how to make a research appointment. A librarian would also be happy to visit your class, synchronously or asynchronously, to talk about help options for students.