Instruction & Learning at ZSR
Learning at ZSR
Librarians at ZSR Library teach over a thousand students each year. We teach students through one-shot sessions in academic classes, in workshops, when embedded in classes across campus, or in our own information literacy courses.
We also offer several self-help instructional opportunities designed by librarians to help you learn how to use our website and resources. Of course, if you need anything, we’re here to help. Just ask!
ZSRx Digital Publishing: The Reckoning — Back in the Fall of 2013 (when we were all young and innocent), a young librarian named Billy was approached by a nice library dean and asked if he wanted to conduct a MOOC of his own. He agreed, under one condition: pro humanitate. As such, our (normally shy) hero enjoyed complete autonomy and/or academic [...]
Search tip #23: Truncation! — Raise your hand if you’ve been here before: stuck in a library database, wondering why your search for articles about something like the role of computers in childhood development isn’t returning any really good results. Your search might look like this: computers childhood development Seems like a good search, right? Here’s the thing, though: if [...]
ZSRx: The MOOC that wasn’t a MOOC — Remember that time ZSR offered an online information literacy course? No, not that one. This one. The one we designed to be MOOC-like, free and open to anyone, focused on general web literacy skills, in the hopes that *maybe* 100 people would want to sign up. No? Well, let me tell you about it. Let’s [...]
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What do librarians teach?
ZSR librarians teach a variety of topics dealing with today’s information environment:
- How to use the library
- How to do academic research
- How to do research on the web
- How to evaluate sources
- How to use sources in academic projects
In addition to this, librarians teach classes about emerging and established technologies that can aid in information finding and research.