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Faculty Resources: Library Instruction

Library Instruction

The STC Library offers library instruction sessions for classes in every subject.  In these sessions we introduce students to the services available at the library and show them how to do research at the library using our online catalog and electronic databases. 

Why have library instruction for your class?

Encourages Students To Use Critical Thinking Skills

Evaluating the quality of the sources they find is frequently a new concept to college students. Library instruction can show them how to use critical thinking skills to evaluate their sources.

 Improves Quality of Student Research and Papers

When students use better quality sources, the quality of their papers improve. Some students have reported higher grades on their papers after library instruction made them familiar with library resources and how to best use them.                                                                                                                         

Reduces Student Perceived Barriers to Requesting Help

Once they've been in the library and interacted with a librarian, they feel more comfortable asking for help when they need it.

Schedule Library Instruction

If you are interested in arranging a session for your class, please fill out the Library Instruction Session form or call us at one of the numbers below:

Mid-Valley: 447-6663

Nursing & Allied Health: 872-3121

Pecan: 872-2623

Starr County: 488-5820

Technology: 872-6120