The purpose of library research instruction is to develop and strengthen the information literacy of the students, faculty, and staff at Morehead State University and, when appropriate, the community at large.
According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), an information literate individual is one who has grasped the following threshold concepts:
As a result of library orientation (FYS), students will:
To learn more information about how we can help your FYS class, visit our FYS resource guide.
As a result of basic library research instruction, students will:
As a result of basic library research instruction (CMSP108), students will:
Tours can be arranged for any type of group. We offer specialized tours of the Special Collections through the Special Collections department. First Year Seminar and English classes that request tours along with their instruction sessions will receive condensed tours to accommodate for the size of our building, the amount of instruction needed, and the length of the class. If you would like to schedule a full tour of the Camden-Carroll Library, contact Ray Bailey at 606-783-5106.
As a result of a library tour, students will:
Librarians are available to consult with you on a tailored instruction session for your class. We have several pre-planned modules that we offer to lower level courses that you are welcome to add to your session. For some ideas of what these are, please visit the tab for Orientations and Tours.
In addition to those pre-planned modules, we can also teach specific databases or resources, or any combination that best suits the needs of your class and your students. We can easily adapt our instruction to meet the needs of your course and assignments. We are happy to teach these sessions in our classroom, Library 201, or in your classroom. Librarians are happy to travel to the Regional Campuses as well.
Bring the Library directly into your Blackboard classroom environment with Embedded Library Services. You choose how deep our services and resources exist in your course.
Contact Sherry Kelley, Distance Instruction Library Associate at (606) 783-2819 to coordinate Library services in your Blackboard course. You may also contact your department's Librarian Liaison to arrange instruction.
Refer to the Library Resources in Blackboard guide for instructions on how to set up and use various Library resources in Blackboard.
Every new Blackboard course shell includes the "MSU Library" course menu button, which you can choose to delete. This button provides direct access to our Library homepage and online databases.
Specialized research guides, also called LibGuides, can assist students' research by focusing on the unique topics and resources your research assignments demand. A simple link on your Blackboard course menu can direct students to the specialized LibGuide. Ask us about options for collaboration on building such a LibGuide for your assignments.
The Library is currently working on new online research tutorials. Check back in the future or contact Sherry Kelley at 606-783-2819 for more details.
If you use your Blackboard discussion board threads for students' questions, a designated research help thread may be just what you need. Simply add one of our Research Services staff members or Librarians to your course as a TA, and we will monitor the discussion thread and answer questions as they arise.
If you have multiple discussion board threads filled with students' questions, you can also add a Librarian to your course as a TA to monitor multiple threads and answer students' research questions as they arise.
If you are interested in bringing in a Librarian to speak directly to your students about research, you can set up a live or prerecorded Blackboard Collaborate session with your Librarian Liaison and/or the Distance Instruction Librarian. We do accommodate other video conferencing tools, if you do not prefer Collaborate.
Many in-depth research assignments require multiple steps to create that final product. You can collaborate with a Librarian to develop relevant, foundational assignments to assist students in the research process. You can also add a Librarian to your course as a TA, and we will grade these assignments and provide feedback for students as they progress through the research process.
Materials selection at CCL is handled in cooperation with each academic department in the University. Our Library Liaison list provides the names of librarians in Camden-Carroll Library who act as liaisons, and their corresponding faculty contacts. If you think that a particular item should be acquired for your academic department, notify the appropriate faculty contact.
While every librarian is different in the type and depth of services they offer their faculty, here are a few things to discuss with your liaison: