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Archives Instruction Sessions: Library Support for Your Teaching

The Librarians will work hard to design an archival instruction session according to professors' requests and course content. We will also work to create learning outcomes for the session and measures to evaluate student learning, if desired. For information regarding the Oglethorpe Archives, please see our archives website or contact us.

Please see below to schedule a tour, and for further documentation regarding the importance of archives education and information literacy.

Possible Learning Outcomes:

After an archives instruction session, students will be able to:

  • Describe the procedures for using special collections and archives in order to properly access and handle primary source material in the library
  • Apply evaluative criteria in order to identify if source material is a primary, secondary, or tertiary information source
  • Search special collections or archives databases in order to retrieve holdings information on specialized, hard to find materials

Schedule an Archives Instruction Session

Contact us for a customized Archives session or tour.  The librarian will accommodate your class in the Archives, or we can perhaps bring materials to your classroom, depending upon their condition and the weather outside. 

Please fill out our form below, and a librarian will be in touch with you soon.

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Contact Information:

Anne Salter, Director of the Library
Eli Arnold '06, Reference Librarian

Information Literacy and Archives Education: Further Reading

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has adopted a set of guidelines and standards addressing information literacy competency.  As ACRL states, “an information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally.”