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For Faculty

Online Library Instruction

Library Faculty are committed to providing quality, up-to-date information literacy instruction online. In support of faculty teaching online we offer three scaffolded Library Research modules in Canvas which can be imported from the Commons into your course.

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. 

Additionally, we offer synchronous assignment-specific Zoom instruction which includes active learning and demonstrations.

On campus Library Instruction

Library faculty are committed to providing quality, up-to-date information literacy instruction. We provide hands-on introductions to research strategies and tools including how to use library services, the library catalog, reference works, periodical databases, and search engines. Some instructors prefer a walking tour, while others prefer a specific focus. We always tailor instruction to your needs. Our Bremerton classroom is equipped with a teaching workstation and 32 student computers. Librarians can also teach remotely, in Poulsbo and Shelton computer classrooms, or make presentations in classrooms around campus. 


To schedule a session, please contact us at librarians@olympic.edu. In addition, please...

  • let us know your preferred date and time.
  • send us your syllabus and a description of the research-related class assignment/s at least one week in advance.
With your cooperation, library faculty are able to incorporate your course learning objectives into their instruction and design a unique session that is immediately relevant to students’ research needs.

Faculty Attendance & Participation 

When you attend and participate:

  • Students benefit from the combined knowledge of the librarian and the faculty member.
  • You can provide definitive answers to questions about assignment requirements.
  • The value of the library and scholarly research are reinforced.
  • You can keep abreast of what your students are learning.

Information Literacy Assignments

Research assignments can be designed to encourage students to actively seek information, retrieve it successfully, assess it critically, and apply it in thought-provoking ways. If you don't have an assignment, library faculty are happy to work with you to design one. Or, consider the information literacy assignment sites below.