Faculty Guide for Library Instruction

A guide for collaborating with PC librarians to embed information literacy into your course.

Test Drive Offer

your research assignment
could use a test drive? 

We can double-check available sources and make sure instructions align with any recent updates to database interfaces.

Image: "Driving" by anares @ openclipart.org

OR consider using the checklist below
when putting together
your research assignment.

Partnering with Library Faculty

Information Literacy in Your Course

We are eager to be your partners in creating information and research experiences that engage students.  Use this guide as a first step in collaborating with PC librarians to embed information literacy instruction into your courses.  Below are several options to create learning opportunities and resources to support your students.

Library Instruction

From finding topics to using research tools to evaluating for quality information, we can provide engaging instruction that is contextualized for your course and tailored to your students' needs.  Much of what we do centers around PC Library's Information Literacy Student Competencies, so we can support your participation in general education assessment or we can simply help you to prepare students to navigate a world of information.

During our sessions we use active learning techniques to engage students  Working with you in advance for collaborative lesson planning will help us to customize sessions to the greatest degree possible.

To schedule instruction, please fill out this request form (submit one form per session), or contact Instruction Coordinator Ben Aloe by email.

Our sessions are most effective when requests are submitted at least one week prior to your preferred date for the session and the session directly relates to an assignment or project. The total number of sessions per course section is limited, based on our staffing capabilities. Daytime courses may schedule up to three 50-minute sessions or two 75-minute (one-hour-and-fifteen minute) sessions per semester; evening and weekend course sections may schedule up to two one (1) hour sessions per semester.

Learning Resources

In addition to instruction sessions, we continue to develop asynchronous instructional material that support student learning. 

  • We can partner with you to create a Research Guide or instructional video for your class

  • Search "Phoenix College Library" in Canvas Commons for a variety of learning objects

  • Browse our PC Library YouTube channel for ready-to-use instructional videos that cover a variety of information literacy and research topics (the channel is growing, but if you don't see what you're looking for, we are happy to take requests!).