Instruction at KML

Classroom option

KML librarians are available to give sessions on using the library resources. We can come to your classroom or hold sessions in the library. We can customize the session to your particular subject area and assignments. Please use our Instruction Request form to let us know when you would like to schedule a session and what content you would like us to cover.

Online Tutorials

KML offers self-paced online tutorials on a variety of topics. Please see the Online Tutorials page for a full list of the offerings.

 


Our Recommendations for Instruction

Faculty

  1. Suggest or assign the online tutorials to your students as part of their first research assignment. The tutorials are accessible from the KML website (http://kml.uindy.edu/tutorials/). Students can print out personalized Certificates of Completion for each section of InfoHound, our basic information literacy tutorial, to be turned in to you. If you prefer, KML can provide a written test to be taken in class.

  2. Once your students have covered the basics in the online tutorials, you may wish to schedule one or more classroom sessions tailored to your particular subject area or research assignment. To request a classroom session, simply fill out the online Instruction Request form, or call Tedra Richter at 788-2100.

  3. Please encourage students to contact our Reference Librarian any time they would like individualized help or follow-up. Students have a number of options:
    • Stop by the library or give us a call weekdays from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and ask to speak to a Reference Librarian.
    • Send us questions via text, chat, or e-mail. Links to these options are provided on the Ask-a-Librarian page.
    • Schedule an appointment: contact Tedra Richter (trichter@uindy.edu / 788-2100).

Students

  1. Go through all of the online tutorials. They are structured so that you can go through them at your own pace and at your own convenience.

  2. If you would like individualized help, there are several options. The staff at KML is here to support you!
    • Stop by the library or give us a call weekdays from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and ask to speak to a Reference Librarian.
    • Send us questions via text, chat, or e-mail. You will find links to all of these options on our Ask-a-Librarian page.
    • Schedule an appointment: contact Tedra Richter (trichter@uindy.edu / 788-2100).

 



Information Literacy

The staff at KML is committed to fostering information literacy, a set of skills and knowledge that allows the individual

Information literacy is a key component of critical thinking and of scholarship, and contributes significantly to our students’ academic success, lifelong learning, and responsible citizenship.

Although most students are familiar with sources on the Internet such as Google and Wikipedia, they may not have much experience with scholarly sources and with more advanced search techniques. To bridge the gap, KML offers a variety of instructional resources, described above.


Footnotes

  1. The definition above of information literacy is derived from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) standards for information literacy. More information is available at ACRL’s information literacy website.

 

This page was last updated on 4/25/2013