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Library Instruction Team:

Carol Driver
User Services Librarian

Amy Sullivan
Director of Library Services

Anita Weathers
Library Specialist

Christen Chapman
Library Specialist

Welcome to Library Orientation!

Library orientation classes connect you with reliable, reputable resources and information. Our goal is to help you succeed and feel confident in locating and using all library resources available. Our video tutorials and exercises will enable you to easily locate the information you need for your classes. If you have questions, just use the contact information to the left to email or contact the orientation team.

Closed Captioning is available for each video. Once you start the video, you can scroll down to the control bar at the bottom and click on the CC icon to select Closed Captioning. You can also view videos in full screen mode.

To start your orientation, use direct links to the right. You may also access the orientations by visiting the subject specific Library Guide.

Please allow up to one hour and fifteen minutes for each orientation. Each page will have specific instructions for that orientation. Each orientation is different, so be sure to choose the right link for your class and follow the instructions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Library Learning Outcomes 

FYE 105

  • Students will be introduced to general library information and services.
  • After a self-guided tour, students will identify the major physical areas of the library and the various locations of materials.
  • Following a presentation by the library staff and a self-guided library tour, students will recall information and complete a worksheet.
  • Students will practice using Primo and the Library of Congress Classification System, choose a book, and locate it on the library shelves.
  • Using the FYE 105 Library Guide on the library website, students will locate, navigate, and utilize reputable career resources which will assist them in completion of their final project for FYE 105.
  • Using Primo, students will locate reputable books and articles related to a career of their choosing.
  • Students will reference the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook to find duties, education and pay, and outlook for their occupation of interest. 

ENG 101

  • Students will recognize the need for citing sources.
  • Students will define plagiarism and identify different types of plagiarism.
  • Students will define the concept of paraphrasing.
  • Students will identify and cite a quote.
  • Students will differentiate between paraphrasing and a direct quotation.
  • Students will locate the KCTCS Plagiarism Policy which states penalties for plagiarism.
  • Students will recognize their responsibility for crediting sources.

ENG 102

  • Students will formulate a research statement.
  • Students will use evaluating criteria to determine reliable sources.
  • Students will explain the difference between popular and peer reviewed publications.
  • Students will learn what a database is and the importance of using subscription databases for locating peer reviewed publications for their college research.
  • Students will use the citation feature in the online databases to cite sources.
  • Students will use Primo search tool to locate peer reviewed publications, newspaper articles, and books.
  • Students will be introduced to the Library of Congress system and practice putting Library of Congress call numbers in order.
  • Students will use a catalog record to locate a book on their topic.