Undergraduate Instruction Policy

The undergraduate library instruction program of the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Library System contributes to the mission and vision of Kennesaw State University through course-integrated library instruction. Librarians, in partnership with teaching faculty, teach students the information literacy skills they need to locate, evaluate, organize and use information, enabling students to successfully meet curricular requirements and to become independent, life-long learners.

KSU Library System Librarians provide all undergraduate instruction services in wholly online environments via the Online Librarian Service, Library Online Orientation Program (LOOP), and Library Experience Asynchronous Programming (LEAP). The Undergraduate Online Librarian service provides KSU faculty the opportunity to integrate a librarian within their D2L course shell(s) for one week. These integrated librarian services include the following:

  • Discussion board moderation
  • Subject Guide embedding
  • Customized Course Guide creation and embedding Course customized information literacy guest lectures
  • Pre-recorded webinars
  • Live-webinars
  • Learning modules
  • LEAP (Library Experience Asynchronous Programming)
  • Modules created at the librarian’s discretion

As the KSU Library System evaluates the success of this service, modifications to current integrations and offerings may be developed.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy is defined as the ability to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information" (ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report, 1989). 

Audience 

Undergraduate library instruction is provided only to current students of Kennesaw State University and its associated institutions. We do not provide instructional services to non-affiliated patrons.

Scheduling

The KSU Library System requires at least 2 week’s notice to schedule a online librarian and requests that faculty use our online form on the library website under https://kennesaw.libwizard.com/f/onlinelibrarian

Equity of Service 

Librarians will provide services to all users without discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, or disability. Should you require assistance or have further questions about ADA services on campus, please contact:

Student Disability Services (SDS)
(470) 578-2666
https://sds.kennesaw.edu/index.php

Code of Ethics 

All instruction interactions, regardless of whether they take place at a formal service point or in any other context, will be governed by the standards articulated in the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association.

Competencies

All library instructors will adhere to the highest standards of knowledge and proficiency possible and follow the ACRL Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators.

Curriculum

The learning outcomes for library instruction sessions are based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and are customized to fit KSU student needs based on the experiences of the librarians and feedback from faculty.

Disclosure

The Research and Instructional Services Unit reserves the right to revise these policies as required by organizational changes. 

Liability 

The KSU Library System assumes no liability for any misinformation and/or interpretations drawn from any library instruction session.

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