Research Practices Instruction Program

The Research Practices instruction program at Oxford College Library orients students to the nature and processes of research and critical inquiry. Librarians work with faculty members from all departments across campus to design a library instruction session that is unique to their class and meets instructor-selected Student Learning Outcomes. Consult the Teaching Information Literacy at Oxford guide for examples of active learning activities that can be incorporated in a session.

In addition to giving in-class sessions, we can assist you with:

  • Designing a successful research assignment
  • Incorporating information literacy principles throughout the semester to improve assignment quality

View Our Assessment Plan to learn how we measure the success of each session and the instruction program. To schedule a library instruction session for your class, fill out the Library Instruction Request Form. For more information about the Research Practices program, contact your Research Engagement Program departmental contact.

Fact Facts

  • 95% of the students who responded to the 2019 MISO survey (39%) were satisfied with library instruction
  • 100% of the faculty who responded to the 2019 MISO survey (78%) were satisfied with library instruction

In the 2022-2023 academic year, the Research Practices team:

  • Taught 145 library instruction classes
  • Embedded teaching librarians in the 86% of the Discovery Seminars in the fall and spring
  • Launched a campus-wide library research module on Canvas
  • Partnered with the Biology faculty on an assessment project
  • Contributed to the Emory Libraries’ Instruction Steering Committee and Undergraduate Services Council