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Library Information Literacy Instruction

Library Instruction Session Guidelines

  • Librarians can teach your students how to search for, evaluate, and use research resources from the library collections and beyond.

  • The best time for a library instruction session is after a research assignment has been assigned and students have chosen their topics. Students are more likely to be motivated to learn about research resources at the point of need.        

  • Students learn best by doing, and we encourage you to allow time to actively reinforce their learning through hands-on practice (searching databases, evaluating resources, etc.).        

  • Instruction sessions must be requested a week before the date requested.   

To open the library instruction request form in a new tab click here

Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER are free and open textbook alternatives. Check out our guide to OER for help:

  • Identifying potential OER
  • Using OER with a class
  • Information on authoring and sharing your own OER 

. For more help with OER, contact Joslyn Allison, MXC Library faculty at

Request Materials for the Collection

Submit a suggestion for the Library to purchase a book or periodical

We welcome recommendations for book and periodical selections that support the curriculum and mission of the College.