UNIVERSITY LIBRARY INSTRUCTION POLICY

Requesting a Session

  • We require at least two week’s notice for information literacy sessions in order to design an appropriate lesson plan and for scheduling purposes.
  • Form availability is generated based on the schedules of Library Labs 2021 A & B. If you need instruction outside of this time range please contact your librarian directly for accommodation.
  • Information literacy instruction sessions in the library may be scheduled during any of the library's normal operating hours
  • Instructors may request instruction in the Archives and Special Collections Department or Curator tours of specific exhibitions at any time.

Instructor Attendance

Instructors must attend library sessions with their classes. Contact your librarian for alternative arrangements in the case of extenuating circumstances. Instructor attendance is required because students benefit from the combined knowledge of the librarian and the professor and see the value of the information literacy session.

Information Literacy Lab Room Policies

CSUDH Library's Information Literacy Labs (2021 A & B) are used to provide course-integrated information literacy instruction, including the use of information resources available through CSUDH Library, such as the online catalog and other electronic research tools. As such, the library’s Information Literacy Labs are not typically available for non-library use.

Core Use
Use of the classrooms is scheduled each semester according to priority of use within the aims of the libraries’ instructional programming. First priority is to CSUDH course-related library instruction sessions taught by or with a librarian followed by:

  • library based classes, workshops, or seminars,
  • library staff instruction, training, and development programs or workshops,
  • information literacy programming for affiliated groups,
  • and finally other groups when appropriate.

Other groups may be given access to the labs on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Information Literacy Coordinator and Library Administration. Because library information literacy instruction sessions may be scheduled during any of the library's normal operating hours and the number and times of sessions will vary from week to week, these labs are not intended to accommodate semester-long (16-week) courses. Likewise, reservations by outside groups may not be made significantly in advance so that the rooms can remain available  for their core library instruction use during peak times of the semester. Rooms are scheduled only when the library is open. All requests for the approval of non-library sponsored events should be directed to cgardner@csudh.edu.

All library lab users are expected to leave the room as they found it and adhere to the food/drink policy.