A clear understanding of the college's information resources and how to get the most out of them is a crucial skill for all students. We at the library would love to help any instructors teach their students about what the library has to offer, which resources will best fit their needs in the course, and the research and information literacy skills they need to succeed. Instruction can be formatted as:
Instruction can be tailored to the specific topics and goals of your class. A librarian can either come to your classroom or we can instruct in the library classroom, room #327 on the third floor of the library, which holds 20 students comfortably.
To plan a librarian instruction or for more information about this program, please contact Laren Anderson, Aidan Sonia-Bolduc, or Dr. Robert Krapohl.
Lyon College instructors may place either library or personal items pertaining to a current course on reserve at the library. Reserve items have an abbreviated loan period to ensure all the students enrolled in the course will be able to access the materials.
OER, or Open Educational Resources, are "teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission" (OER Commons). Most often, these will take the form of materials that have been openly licensed, which means that their creators have allowed reuse of their works under some conditions.
Specifically, openly licensed works allow for these five freedoms (commonly known as the 'five Rs'):
These five freedoms offer many advantages in the classroom. Check out our full guide on OER or email Laren Anderson to learn more!
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