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Library Toolkits

This guide contains information about the library's Mini Lesson Toolkits including their online content and lesson plans.

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Library Toolkit FAQ

Welcome to the Library's Teaching Toolkits!

 

What is this?

These toolkits are lessons in a box that can be checked out by LSC-North Harris faculty. They contain everything you'll need to run a librarian-designed lesson that should last 15-20 minutes coving an important information literacy topic. Each lesson is made up of a video to explain the concepts addressed by the toolkit, and a hands on experience for students to practice skills.   

 

Why should I check out a Toolkit?  

With limited in-person class time, hybrid courses, and shorter courses, sometimes having a librarian guest is difficult. These toolkit are intended for faculty who may not have time for a library visit, but still want their students to engage with the information literacy concepts that are taught by librarians.

 

What lessons are available?

Citations: MLA
  • Includes content on why citations are important, and how to cite using MLA with both in-text citations, and assembling a works cited page. The hands-on activity is a puzzle asking students to assemble a correct citation in a group.  
Citations: APA
  • Includes content on why citations are important, and how to cite using APA with both in-text citations, and assembling a works cited page. The hands-on activity is a puzzle asking students to assemble a correct citation in a group. 
Citations: Chicago
  • Includes content on why citations are important, and how to cite using Chicago with both end/footnote citations, and assembling a works cited page. The hands-on activity is a puzzle asking students to assemble a correct citation in a group. 
Developing Keywords
  • Includes content on how to develop useful keywords, and why using keywords is an important part of the research process. The hands-on activity is a Head-Up style game that asks students to describe and evaluate different words.
How Search Engines Work
  • Includes content on how searching works, and explores strategies for effective searching. The hands-on activity is a human search engine where students are asked to sort materials as though they are the database receiving a request.

 

Can I still have a librarian visit my class? 

Of course! We can even bring these activities with us if you'd still like to cover these topics.   

 

Well this is nice, but I teach online.

We're still there to support you! Try our online lessons that also cover topics of Citations, Keywords, and Searching

 

Reserve a Library Toolkit!