To request Library instruction, please complete the Library Instruction Request Form.
CalArts librarians are available to provide in-person and virtual instruction designed develop students' information literacy and research skills. Instruction sessions can be tailored to align with course themes and topics to embed seamlessly into the curriculum. Librarians can also collaborate with faculty to create customized digital content and develop research-based assignments.
Reach out to Sam Regal, Reference and Instruction Librarian (email@example.com), with any questions about integrating Library instruction into your course. You can also work directly with your discipline-specific liaison librarian to develop instructional activities.
Library Instruction Menu:
Course Guides for Your Class
If you would like to work with a librarian to develop a course guide to support your students' research activities, contact your liaison librarian. Information that can be incorporated into the guide can include:
What does "information" mean to you? In your creative practice, where does engagement with information fit in?
Information literacy is defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) as "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning" (emphasis added).
By building information literacy skills, CalArtians can more effectively find the information they need, critically evaluate that information, and integrate it meaningfully in their creative and scholarly practices.