Research suggests that many first-year students--especially marginalized students--experience library anxiety that prevents them from seeking help in the library. However, the more they experience library resources, the lower their anxiety becomes. By bringing your students to the library, you will provide them with the following anxiety-reducing experiences:
This activity will complement the database instruction that first-year students receive in their writing class by focusing on the physical space and human helpers that the library offers.
The UNIV 101 homework options include two library-related tasks. These assignments provide specific opportunities for students to engage with a library resource, but they do not showcase the diversity of library resources nor do they encourage students to explore the library collaboratively. The library activities (see Options) are collaborative and expansive.
Click here to schedule your library activity. Library personnel have prepared several options that can be completed during class:
Each experience can be designed to take 50 minutes or less depending on your needs.
The best time to schedule your session at the beginning of the semester. However, if you schedule during the semester please give us at least two business days to arrange the tour. Once we have the session scheduled and assigned, we will contact you with a confirmation of your reservation and more details on the library session.