Information Literacy Instruction/Embedded Librarians

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At the Gardner-Harvey Library, we are committed to supporting your classroom mission by helping students become self-sufficient information seekers. The instruction that we offer is based on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as established by the Association for College and Research Libraries. The Framework is changing the culture of library instruction at academic libraries across the country, and we are using it alongside the long-standing Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to promote these professionally recognized standards as a foundation for all Miami University Middletown students.

We offer a range of instructional services to assist students and support courses:
  • Information literacy sessions that are specially tailored to fit the needs of your students. To achieve this, we recommend that sessions correspond with a course assignment to provide students with context for the skills to which they will be introduced. Please plan ahead! We have a menu of the topics and resources we can include in a session that can help you choose what areas you would like us to cover. Requesting sessions at least one week in advance (by phone or email) provides the librarian with time to prepare and also allows for greater flexibility in scheduling.
  • Our Embedded Librarian Program involves placing a librarian (with links to databases, tutorials, and other course-specific resources) in your Canvas course to assist your students at their point of need. We work with face-to-face, web-based, Greentree and VOALC courses and are willing to explore and create the best fit for your course. See our embedded librarian introduction videos and some past class pages for a glimpse of the program in action.
  • Video Tutorials that students can use to review or learn research concepts and skills or the specifics of searching databases or requesting books from the library catalog. We also have links to a variety of Research Guides & Tools that we use with classes, and a quick list of resources to help students learn the ABCs of Library Research.

Please contact Beth Tumbleson, Jessie Long, or John Burke for further information. We look forward to collaborating with you to strengthen student achievement.


Use our information literacy instructional assessment form.

Assessment Questions (BT)
One Minute Questions (JB)