StaffGuide: Reference, Instruction, and Selectors

Policies, procedures, and resources for research and instruction librarians

Example Lesson Plans

Learning Objects

Example Topics

  • City composting
  • Meth problem
  • Environmental issues/protected land
  • LGBTQ rights
  • Healthcare/rural health/hospital closings
  • Legalization of marijuana
  • State control of local school districts
  • Paying college athletes
  • Opiod addiction OR prescription drug addiction
  • Farming/dicamba/trade wars?
  • Food insecurity
  • Solar energy/Wind energy
  • Minimum wage increase
  • Immigration
  • Fracking
  • Bees/health of bee communities/colony collapse
  • Global warming/flooding
  • Gun control
  • Charter schools

Public Speaking (COMM 1313) Library Instruction

The following learning objectives have been developed to ensure that Public Speaking students are receiving consistent instruction. Librarians are asked to create a lesson plan that will address all objectives. The goal of this programmatic approach is to ensure that all students who library instruction will leave their session better equipped to complete their Public Speaking assignments.

Learning Objective
Information Literacy Frame
Understand the value of library resources versus open web sources Information Has Value
Distinguish various types of types of academic sources including scholarly articles, books, reference sources, and theses/dissertations

Information Has Value

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Locate openly licensed media for use as visual aids Information Has Value
Locate resources for research assistance such as library Research Guides and library chat Searching as Strategic Exploration

Instruction Planning Resourcees