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Faculty Guide

Information Literacy & Library Instruction

Library Tours and 5-Minute Introductions

For classes that don't have a research-focused assignment, we offer brief introductions as a way to create awareness of library spaces, resources, and the research assistance at OC Libraries. We know that research literature shows a connection between library use and student success, so we are delighted to offer a library tour in our space or a 5-Minute introduction to library services in your space! 

Library Instruction

Focused on helping students succeed with your specific assignment and Student Learning Outcomes, Library Faculty employ active learning to introduce students to research tools and techniques tailored for your class. This instruction is designed to be immediately relevant to students’ research needs and provide a scaffold to a deeper understanding of searching, research, information literacy, lifelong learning, and/or critical thinking. Librarians can teach online, or at Bremerton, Poulsbo, or Shelton computer classrooms. At the Haselwood Library we provide a dedicated computer classroom. 


To schedule a session, use the form below or contact us at librarians@olympic.edu at least a week in advance. 

For a library tour or 5-Minute Intro, please include your preferred location and date/time.

For research-related library instruction, please also include your syllabus and assignment description/s.

Library Instruction Request Form

Asynchronous Library Instruction

We offer three scaffolded Library Research modules which can be imported from the Canvas Commons into your course or accessed directly on our website on the Research Tutorials page.

Olympic College Library Research Level One provides a basic introduction to library services and searching.

Olympic College Library Research Level Two continues to teach about search techniques and using library tools.

Olympic College Library Research Level Three covers advanced searching and tools for more in-depth research. 

We can also design and create assignment-specific tutorials based on your Student Learning Outcomes and the needs of your students.

Information Literacy

OC's Library Faculty align Information Literacy Instruction to assignments and the Student Learning Outcomes for a course while incorporating appropriate elements of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and supporting Olympic College's Mission, Vision, and Values and Core Abilities.