It can be beneficial to consult with a librarian as you plan your assignments. We are pleased to acquaint you with our resources. The following suggestions may also be helpful:
Coordinate assignments with colleagues to stagger library use, this will ease demand for the same materials.
Send a copy of your assignment for the library's Current Assignments
file. This will enable the library to have a clearer understanding of
your students' needs.
Students should come prepared. Although the library staff assists students in the use of the online catalog and periodical and newspaper indexes, complex projects may require more in-depth research skills. Please try to ensure that your assignments match the research abilities of your students.
The best assignments use a variety of resources. Assignments should
encourage students to select a variety of books and periodicals and
should allow students a choice of topics. Assignments that require all
students use the same materials may prevent some students from
completing their assignments.
Walk through your assignments at the library before giving them to
the students, this assures that your questions can be answered by
materials at the library.
We Tried! At times the library is unable to provide students with the necessary information. When this occurs students will be given a We Tried! form explaining the problem. If a student in your class receives one of these forms, please call to help us resolve the problem at 714-765-1888.