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Library Instruction Support for The Reflective Woman (TRW)

Library instruction sessions for The Reflective Woman are designed to introduce students to the foundations of college-level library research and inquiry.

student learning outcomes

Library Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes we identified fpr TRW are organized around the following themes:

  • Awareness of library resources & services
  • Understanding of the research process
  • Effective search strategies
  • Critical evaluation of information sources
  • Ethical use of information

We are happy to work with you to develop a lesson plan that meets your needs and your students' needs. While some instructors choose to have a librarian meet with their students for one class session, we would like to suggest a new approach that delivers instruction at the point of need throughout the semester in 2-3 class sessions. The following is a suggested sequence of library sessions.

Session 1

Session 1: Beginning of the Semester

Time: Approx. 15-30 minutes

Meeting the Research Team

Let students know that librarians are here to help - and how they can contact us

Accessing Library Resources and Services

Provide the basics of finding/accessing library resources during their first few weeks on campus

session 2

Session 2: After Students Choose Their Research Topic

Time: Approx. 50-90 minutes

Formulating a Research Question

Many students start off with topics that are either too broad or narrow in scope

Search Strategies

Effective database searching requires a thoughtful search process

Critical Evaluation

Not all sources are created equal, and different types may be appropriate for different situations

session 3

Session 3: As Students are Preparing to Write their Research Paper

Optional depending on instructor preference and how students score on a quiz after viewing an online plagiarism/citation tutorial

Time: Approx. 50 minutes

Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Develop an understanding of plagiarism and the importance of academic integrity


Introduction to the basic mechanics of APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

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Schedule Your TRW Instruction

Contact us if you have any questions. If you would like to schedule your TRW library instruction session please fill out the form below.