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Last updated: 8/20/12

Instruction Services
URI 101 Library Experience

Information Literacy Instruction for students of URI 101: Traditions and Transformations

Goals of the Library instruction session

  1. Introduce students to the Library as place (for group work, study, research and information seeking).
  2. Introduce the array of services the Library provides that support student research and learning.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will identify primary service areas of the library in order to become familiar with the building.
  2. Students will discuss resources available at the Libraries that support college-level research.
  3. Students will use the Library catalog in order to find books.
  4. Students will explore features of the Library's web site in order to locate services and materials for college-level research.

Instruction/How We'll Help the Students Achieve the Outcomes
These four outcomes are supported by a two-part package consisting of 1) a guide created for students, available at, and 2) the Library Experience session facilitated by librarians during the studentsí visits to the library with their URI 101 class.

The guide serves as an introduction to the library, and Library Experience session addresses and reinforces the outcomes by addressing available services and resources.

Supporting materials
The web page listed below provides online help covering the topics presented in the URI 101 Library Experience session.

For help using URI Library resources, please check additional user guides listed on the University Library User Guides page.

Contact information
If you have any questions about the URI 101 Library Experience Session, please contact Mary MacDonald at (401) 874-4635.

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