84% say the hardest part of research is getting started - Project Information LiteracyThe reference librarians are available to teach your students where to find resources for their assignments, proper citation styles, information & source evaluation, avoiding plagiarism, and much more. We're all bona fide Masters of library & information science...research is where we thrive!

We can also create research guides tailored to your specific assignments to guide your students to appropriate academic sources.

Integrating the Library Into Your Classes

  • 74% of students struggle to create effective searchesSchedule a library instruction session: Bring your class to the library or have a librarian come to your class for all or part of the class period for everything from a basic orientation tour to research instruction. The instruction lab can also be reserved to allow your students in-class research time, but priority is given to those classes needing instruction. Note: instruction lab contains 24 computers. 
  • Have a librarian embedded in your online class in D2L:
    •  In your class, go to Support > User Access > Add Instructor or Observer and fill out the form, choosing "Librarian" for the role.
    • For a screenshot & more detailed instructions, visit our page on Integrating the Library Into Your Classes.

Reserves

  • Available Resources: Materials on reserve available to faculty.
    • Portable laptop lab: for checkout to faculty with valid Lone Star ID; includes 30 laptops. Lab is available on a first-come, first-serve basis: the earlier you request it, the more likely it will be available. Instructors should be prepared to pick up the lab up to 2 hours in advance of their class and return it immediately after the class concludes.
      To request: come to the circulation desk in the library, call 281.401.5316, or email UPLibrary-circ@lonestar.edu
  • Faculty can place personally-owned copies of books or other materials on reserve in the library to make them available to students. To put items on reserve, bring them to the library along with a filled out form.

Extra Credit Opportunities for Students

The Student Learning Resource Center provides a number of helpful and interesting services and events. Consider encouraging your students’ attendance by offering extra credit or require their attendance to any of the following throughout the semester:

  • Tutoring Center
  • Writing Lab
  • Grammar Crammer
  • Galaxy 21
  • Library special seminars as offered

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