At Central Penn, both the library and teaching faculty are responsible for the information literacy development of students. The library is currently formally embedded in two 100-level courses. Faculty who assign research projects are expected to provide students with research instruction and support. Faculty are encouraged to invite the library to collaborate on research assignment design, instruct students in research and information literacy topics, and/or supply supplemental materials for the course, such as recommended readings or the creation of a research guide tailored to your course.
If you would like to request an instruction session, email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance. In your email, please include:
Once your email is received, a librarian will get in touch with you confirming a date and details.
IDS 101, CPC Foundations
Students learn about:
IDS 102, Introduction to Information Literacy
**If you teach either IDS 101 or IDS 102, a librarian will contact you before term begins to discuss the library's involvement in the course.
Special note: Capstone has an in-depth research guide created by the library already embedded into the course shell in Blackboard.
The following topics are instruction sessions often requested by faculty and how long they typically take. If you would like a librarian to address a topic not on this list or spend more time on a particular topic, just let us know! We're happy to accommodate your students' unique learning needs.
|APA Citation Resources||1 hour|
|Database Instruction||1 hour|
|Google Scholar||20 minutes|
|How to Avoid Committing Plagiarism||20 minutes|
|How to Read a Scientific Journal Article||45 minutes|
|Research Process (in general)||15 minutes|
|Banned Books||1 hour|
The Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 10AM - 5PM and Wednesday from 1PM - 8PM.
If you need help from the librarian or need to access the library resources outside of those hours let us know!
Call or text 717-728-2500 or email Library@centralpenn.edu to make an appointment.
Remember the Learning Hub is also open with lots of great faculty and staff willing to help with tutoring, advising, and general questions.