Rio Hondo College Library Instruction Request
Please complete this form to request a library instruction session for your class. Allow at least one week between the time you submit this form and your requested date. A librarian will contact you to confirm your instruction appointment.
1. Library instruction sessions work best for students after you have approved their research topics.
2. It is important to us librarians to have the instructor present during the session. We find that when you are present during library instruction sessions, students tend to pay more attention, ask questions, and take notes. You will also be in the best position to answer questions related to their assignment, emphasize certain points that come up during the session, and ask the librarian to address other pertinent topics.
Instructor's First Name
Instructor's Last Name
Course name (e.g., ENGL 101)
Approximate number of students:
If you are requesting multiple instruction sessions for the same class, please input the information in the Comments box at the end of the form.
First Preference for Single-Session Instruction
Second Preference for Single-Session Instruction
1 1/2 hrs
2 1/2 hrs
3 1/2 hrs
If your class is working on a specific assignment, please upload it here.
Subject area to be covered or specific assignment:
If you don’t have a document file for the class assignment or if you want to elaborate on the assignment, please do so here.
Instruction Topics to Cover (Check all that apply):
The times given are estimates and will depend on what you’d like your students to learn during the session. Please add up the minutes you request and make sure it fits within your class period and the library hours. http://library.riohondo.edu/
Tour of the library – Up to 20 min.
Overview of library services – 10 min.
How to use the library’s online catalog – 15 min.
Find a book (exercise) – Up to 20 min.
Popular vs. scholarly sources – 15 min.
How to use online databases (please specify) –20 min.
Find an article (exercise) – Up to 20 min.
How to narrow / broaden a research topic – 45 min.
Evaluating Internet sources – 60 min.
Citation Format (MLA, APA, ASA) - 75 min.
Problem-based research – 70 min.
Other or customized instruction - Fill in Comments box.
> Customized instruction
> Multiple instruction sessions for the same class
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