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Library Services for Faculty: Instruction

This page will give you information the OCC Library's services for faculty

Library Lectures

The library offers library lectures to classes covering general to specific information on using library and information resources. Librarians can tailor lectures based on class assignments and specific needs noted by the faculty. Lectures range from 30 to 50 minutes dependent on the scope of the lecture topics and faculty request.

Please fill out the Library Lecture Request form to book your session. When making a request, please give at least 48 hours notice prior to your preferred lecture time. Exceptions may be made for extreme emergencies, based upon librarian availability. In such cases, a generalized lecture will be given. Thank you for your consideration.

For further information or questions, contact Erin Gratz at x21246.

Additional information

Planning An Effective Session

  • Plan the library instruction session to coincide with an assignment
  • Provide the students with assignment and discuss it before the library session
  • Share the assignment and sample paper topics with your librarian before the session
  • Please plan to attend library instruction sessions with your students. Your participation and attendance enhances the student learning experience. If you cannot attend, you must provide a substitute or reschedule.
  • If you would like to explore possibilities for how to incorporate the library resources/services into your teaching or assignments, contact Erin Gratz.


During the campus closure for COVID, we can provide synchronous lectures in your class Zoom room or asynchronous lectures via an embeddable video or module for your Canvas course.


Student Learning Outcomes:

The goal or mission of the library instructional services is based on the ultimate goal or mission of Information Literacy, which is that students learn library and information research skills that make them independent and life-long learners.  The student will be: 

  • Aware how to identify, access, and evaluate credible library and information resources using a variety of search strategies.

  • Aware how to correctly cite library and information resources and avoid plagiarism.