Library Instruction & Workshops
Library Instruction and Information Literacy
Librarians are available to teach classes on topics related to library research and to LATTC’s academic and CTE curriculum. Class topics may include a general orientation to the Library, how to find books and articles, how to find and identify authoritative public web pages, scholarly vs. popular sources, research strategies, citation styles and more. Our librarians can also team with faculty to design class presentations specific to their classes and students’ research topics. The librarians follow the Standards of Information Literacy established by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Instruction Section. As such Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.”
- To schedule a library instruction session for a class, please submit a Library Orientation Request Form, or contact a librarian at the reference desk (ex.3958)
- For immediate help, ask a librarian and/or see Research Guides and Web Reference Resources
Research like a Pro Workshops!
Finding and Evaluating Books and e-books
Learn how to find and evaluate books for academic research and locate books online and in the library.
Finding and Evaluating Articles
Learn how to select and search and evaluate articles using the library databases.
Citing Your Sources: MLA Style*
Citing Your Sources: APA Style*
Learn why properly citing your research sources is so important and where to go to get citation formatting information for styles such as APA & MLA. Ideal for anyone interested in learning how to avoid accidental plagiarism.
*MLA and APA workshops are offered separately
Evaluating Web Resources for Academic Research Purposes
Learn how to evaluate websites for reliability using criteria such as authority, accuracy, currency, relevance, and purpose.
Library Science 101 (Section 0952)– Research Methods – 1 unit CSU transfer credit
Mondays 10:10 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
Location : K305
Instructor: Judith Samu el, M.A., M.L.I.S, Instruction Librarian
An introductory course designed to teach students basis library research methods. This course provides information on the use of libraries and skills to access, identify and analyze authoritative print and electronic resources. Citation styles and research guides for writing papers is included.