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Library Information for Faculty, Staff, and Administration: Library Instruction

Our Assistant Librarian, Maura O'Donoghue, is available for one-on-one informational sessions about any of the available resources, including LibGuides, online databases, and our online catalog.

To make an appointment, please contact Maura directly by one of these convenient methods:

Workshop sessions are offered on a regular basis throughout the academic year. These sessions are open to faculty, staff, administration, and students. No appointment or reservation is required to attend these sessions. Workshop schedules are posted around campus, online, and sent via email. 

Class sessions may be held in our computer lab on the ground floor, or in your classroom. Our computer lab is designed to seat a class of ten while maintaining the 6-foot social distancing guidelines. Class sessions may be as short as 30 minutes or as long as your allotted class period. Class sessions can be held in a traditional format or a more creative, hands-on approach such as scavenger hunts or an escape room.

The library offers two library skills class for students: IDC100 and IDC205.

IDC100 is an online one-credit hour library class that is offered each semester to acquaint students with the organization of the library, provide instruction in the efficient use of the online catalog and databases, and offer techniques for developing lifelong learning skills.

IDC205 is an advanced three-credit hour online library literacy skills and research class designed to educate students on computer and research skills. Using the resources provided by the Fr. Leonard Alvey Library and software technology provided to all Brescia students, students will navigate through multiple library resources, connect with classmates and the instructor via a shared communications platform, engage in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and evaluate sources at an advanced level. This class is offered once a semester. 

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