Using the Info Café
During the 2012-2013 academic year, Reference Librarians piloted a new series of research tutorials in our Info Café. These short, focused sessions provided students with opportunities to learn about:
Specific citation style guides
Advanced Google search techniques
And other topics
This program will continue during the 2013-2014 academic year. Be on the lookout for new tutorial and workshop offerings! Librarians also plan to renovate the area that houses the Info Café, in order to make the space more conducive to the types of one-on-one tutorials and small group meetings the Library plans to offer.
You can see the schedule for current Info Café sessions and sign up for tutorials on the Library’s LibCal page. You will earn a portion of a Merit Point for each session you attend. If you don’t see the specific topic you are interested in, you can also contact the Reference Librarians to schedule a session specifically for your research needs. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.565.1203.
Reference Librarians are also available to create research tutorials to meet the specific needs of your course. For instance, tutorials can be scheduled to cover a particular database your students will need to use, general research techniques, information on evaluating resources, instruction in using Stonehill’s new Skillsoft product, or any other library or research skills topic in which you are interested.
Instructors who wish to schedule a class-specific tutorial should contact the Reference Librarians. Tutorials will be offered outside of class-time and can be for individuals, small-groups, or full class participation.
Tutorials are also available for Faculty, and again can be scheduled to cover a range of topics, including new databases acquired by the library.