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Library research classes

Information about how to book information literacy classes with a Camosun librarian.

How to book library classes

Booking options

Library instruction is available throughout the year. Available time slots fill up quickly, so be sure to request your session as early as possible. There are 2 ways to request a librarian-lead class:red apple on pile of books chalkboard in background

Online classes

In addition to the option of booking an online library session for your entire class, Camosun Librarians offer a series of general citation and introductory research workshops throughout the semester.

Check our workshop calendar for current offerings, or email us with suggestions!

Library research classes

Our customized instruction sessions are tailored to your students' class assignments. Students learn to select, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources for their research. At Lansdowne, classes are held in the Library Learning Lab. At Interurban, we must book computer lab space through Room Bookings so please allow time for this process.

To secure your preferred date/time and to allow for session preparation, we recommend scheduling your sessions at least 2 weeks in advance. Faculty are expected to attend and participate in the sessions.

What we offer:

  • ELD and English classes (basic and advanced)
  • Discipline specific classes 
  • Library tours
Learning lab

About library research sessions

What does a library session look like?

Working closely with instructors, librarians design and deliver classroom sessions and learning activities in all courses, programs and academic disciplines.

Customized instructional sessions tailored to your class assignments.

Students learn to select, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources for their research.

Classes typically include:

  • demonstrations of resources and information technology tools including:
  • hands-on-learning activities
  • subject specific databases, statistical sources  & source information tools
  • research and citation guides
  • individual exploration related to course assignments.