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Faculty Library Guide

What We Do

Librarians can: 

  1. Help formulate search strategies 
  2. Identify and locate the most relevant sources
  3. Answer your questions about library resources and policies

Librarians cannot:

  1. Do your research for you
  2. Evaluate student assignments
  3. Edit or review student work
  4. Explain assignment requirements

Request Library Instruction

Librarians are available to visit your class or have your class visit the Library to learn about resources or research methods that will be helpful for your course assignments or studio processes. Classes are tailored to discipline-based research or to specific course assignments. We ask that you abide by the following guidelines when scheduling an instructional session:

  1. Provide 2 week notice for instructional sessions. 
  2. Provide course learning outcomes/copy of assignments/rubrics/syllabi to the librarians. 
  3. Be clear on the time limit of the instructional session. 
  4. Notify librarians of cancelations or reschedulings of instructional sessions as soon as possible.
  5. Provide feedback regarding instructional plans/librarian designed resources/other materials as requested.
  6. Provide feedback regarding the instructional session after it takes place. 

With or without a class visit, librarians can also create an online research guide tailored specifically to your course. These guides can point students to important resources, include step-by-step instructions for navigating particular databases, offer research tips and search strategies, and more.

Requests for library research instruction should be sent to the Instructional Design Librarians at research@ringling.edu or directly at:

Claire Powell, 941-309-0038