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Learn more about our instructions options on our Library Instruction page.

Library Instruction via Zoom

Librarians are available to provide live Zooms library instruction sessions.  These sessions can be a brief orientation to library resources, up to a longer session that is tailored to meet the needs of your assignment.  We are happy to work with you to create a session that works for your class, students, and assignments!

If your class is asynchronous, we can work with you to find an option that works best for your students - this could be drop-in hours for your students or a scheduled live Zoom session at a day/time that works for your students.

Library Workshops

Librarians can host workshops for your class or program!  

Library Orientation
These are typically provided to student support programs and offer students an overview of library services and resources.

Information Evaluation Workshop
This online, interactive one-hour workshop will prompt students to think critically about the information they encounter in their daily lives through new and social media, introduce them to tools and strategies to evaluate that information, and help them develop their information literacy skills.

Have an idea for another workshop? Contact Kaela!


Library Research Workshop Series

The Library Research Workshop Series is a self-enrolled, self-paced Canvas course consisting of the following modules:

  • Workshop One: Getting to Know the Library
  • Workshop Two: Finding Books
  • Workshop Three: Finding Articles
  • Workshop Four: Online Research
  • Workshop Five: Is This a Reliable Source?
  • Workshop Six: Citing Your Sources

Each module takes 30-60 minutes to complete. Students will receive a digital badge upon completion. Faculty may assign one or more workshop as an assignment and request the digital badge as proof of completion. Workshops can be taken in order or individually; however, it is recommended that students begin with Workshop One, then move on to the workshop that meets their needs.

You can enroll in the course at any time during the semester using this link:

Embedded Librarian

Librarians can be embedded into your Canvas course by being added as a Collaborator in order to provide additional library and information literacy support for your students.  Some examples of the support we can provide in this role include: moderating a discussion board, creating/adding a library module to the course, or hosting drop-in Zoom library help sessions.  We will work with you to determine the best ways we can provide support as an embedded librarian. 

Contact a Librarian

Peter Sezzi, Librarian & Department Chair
Office:  LRC 212
Phone:  805-289-6189
Kaela Casey, Librarian
Office:  LRC 211
Phone:  805-289-6563
Linda Kennedy, Librarian
Office:  LRC 210
Phone: 805-289-6399
Reference Desk
Phone:  805-289-6382