Class Instruction

Information Literacy Plan

"The library is committed to collaborating with faculty to develop and coordinate an effective, across-the-curriculum program that will foster skills of critical thinking and competent retrieval and use of information in order to prepare students for the challenges of academia and their personal and professional lives."

Information Literacy Plan

Archives & Special Collections Sessions

The Archivist will identify and make available primary-source material(s) that align with educational goals. Faculty are encouraged to schedule a consultation with the Archivist at least six weeks prior to the class visit to discuss educational goals. The Archivist and faculty will then develop a research plan that accomplishes these goals.

Session length: Sessions are generally held during class periods. Materials may also be available outside of class periods.

Possible locations: Archives; Library instruction labs

To schedule a session, email archives@loyola.edu or call 410-617-6870.

Copyright Workshops

The Copyright Information Center educates faculty, staff, and students about U.S. Copyright laws and how they apply to basic copyright questions that arise in the course of academic work. Scheduled workshops are held throughout the year. 

Topics: 

  • Basics of copyright law, fair use, copyright and publishing
  • Creative Commons licenses
  • Copyright and media literacy
  • Course related instruction for students

Session length: Typically 45-90 minutes

Possible locations: Library instruction labs; Loyola or Notre Dame campuses; virtual

To schedule a session, email dwhren@loyola.edu or call 410-617-6782.

Information Literacy Sessions

The Library’s Information Literacy Program advances the information literacy skills of students within the curriculum. Librarians partner with faculty to determine what students need to learn and then develop sessions tailored to meet these needs.

Topics: 

  • Developing a research question
  • Identifying appropriate tools and strategies with information literacy needs
  • Evaluating relevancy and credibility of information
  • Participating in the scholarly communication process

Session Length: Typically 50-90 minutes

Possible Locations: Library's instruction labs; virtually; other available rooms at Loyola or Notre Dame campuses

Schedule a session. If you have questions, email askemail@loyola.edu or call 410-617-6802

Pop-Up Classes

The library hosts a series of technology-focused extracurricular classes. Instructors design and teach classes in ways that facilitate hands-on learning and discovery. By collaborating with the Library, instructors can leverage the library's technology support, computing resources, and instructional spaces. 

Topics: 

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Makerspace technology
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Graphics and music creation software

Session Length: Typically 60-90 minutes

Possible Locations: Library's instruction labs; other available rooms at Loyola or Notre Dame campuses

To schedule a session, email mtreskon@loyola.edu or call 410-617-6819.

Faculty – link to Subject and Course Guides through Moodle or Joule

Subject Guides have information about finding information resources on academic subjects. Course guides are tailored to class information needs. These are also available via the Subject and Course Guide Quick Links.