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Lansing Community College Library Services

Library Instruction

Librarians provide assignment-based library instruction requested by faculty for their students. Instruction is available for all LCC courses at the library, located in the TLC Building. An instruction session may include:

  • library tour
  • research databases
  • library catalog
  • Internet
  • search strategies
  • evaluating sources
  • other topics requested by faculty

Library Sessions Are Assignment Based

  • Faculty should coordinate a library session with a specific course assignment.
  • Librarians are available to collaborate with instructors in designing an assignment.
  • Submit a copy or a description of the assignment with the request.

Ingredients for a Successful Student Experience

Schedule your session

  • At a time in the semester when the students' need for information is pertinent.
  • A minimum one to two hours to allow for hands-on, exercises, group work, reflection, or work on the research assignment.

Prepare your students

  • By reviewing the assignment with students prior to the session.

Participate in the session

  • Instructors are required to be present during the session or arrange for a faculty substitute.
  • Faculty participation during the session helps students understand the importance of the session.

Off-Campus Library Instruction

Library instruction for WRIT, READ, and SDEV courses is available at the following off-campus locations:

  • Clinton County Center, St. Johns
  • LCC East, East Lansing
  • Livingston County Center at Parker Campus, Howell
  • West Campus

Faculty must arrange for a computer classroom, computer lab, or for a COW for library sessions scheduled at the above off-campus locations.

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Scheduling a Session

Submit your request at least one week before the session.

Online Request Form

Submit an online request form and you will be notified if the date / time are available.

Visit or Telephone

Contact the Reference Desk at 517.483.1615. The librarian on duty will check the instruction calendar and take your request.

For More Information Contact

  • Kim Farley
  • Instructional Services Librarian
  • 517.483.1662
  • Mail Code: 1510

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