The team of helpful and experienced librarians at the College is available by appointment for individual research consultations. Many students and faculty find these invaluable.
To schedule a research consultation Click here
Librarians will work to make every interaction at the library, especially reference questions, a learning opportunity for users.
Informal on the spot instruction in the use of general and specific library resources delivered via face to face, phone, and instant messaging is encouraged if at all possible.
Librarians teach methods of research; how to source information; and how to evaluate information in a way that is tailored to fit the specific research and curricular needs of students in particular courses.
When possible, sessions are designed to follow an incremental structure to introduce IL to new leaners but to also allow more advanced students to perfect their skills as they progress.
When appropriate, librarians work with subject faculty to design appropriate information literacy instruction articulated with the goals/objectives of the department, program and/or course.
Together they can design exercises and assignments to assist students in completing in-class information research exercises and research-based assignments. It is an aspect of good practice that GGC Library seeks to foster.
In these cases, each department/course identifies specific IL competency needs and outlines when and how the IL competencies will be addressed.
Faculty can schedule an information literacy instruction session for their class by submitting this form. Click here
Faculty can also request a course guide be created. Click here
The librarians at Gateway have developed models of information literacy instruction appropriate for various online learning and distance education programs and courses.
Our aim is to accommodate the diverse range of needs of our diverse student body. Whether you are a part-time or full-time student; whether access to the library is easy or difficult, we aim to help.
For more information on distance education support at GCC Library click here.