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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Information Literacy at SAIC

Asynchronous Sessions

Pre-Recorded videos OR Slidedeck presentations

Flaxman librarians are excited to provide your students with asynchronous library instruction options. These options mainly consist of pre-recorded lectures or screenshared demonstrations of how to use the library, and usually include shorter tutorials embedded within the slides. Below are the lessons that we are able to offer:

  • Library Orientation + Creative Research: In this session we orient students to the library materials including an overview of what we have in our collection, how to access items, and what is available to them in person and remotely. Additionally we provide examples of using mind mapping as one form of conducting creative research.
  • Using the Library Virtually: In this session, librarians will focus on the variety of online resources students have access to, as well as pro tips on navigating the library search, databases, and other tools. Students will then engage in creating a "Research Poem" (activity created with Andy Roche), in which they will use these materials in an open-ended generative way.
  • Digital Literacy : Evaluating resources using Lateral ReadingLateral Reading,” is a fact-checking strategy for investigating who’s behind an unfamiliar online source by opening a new browser tab to see what trusted websites say about the unknown source. Librarians provide students with a video that covers the value of this method and gives an example of how to laterally read a source.
  • Create your own session: Bring your ideas and collaborate with a librarian for a tailor-made experience!