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Guide for New Faculty: Information Skills Curriculum

Resources and information for new Stonehill College Faculty members.

Information Skills Curriculum

The Information Skills Curriculum
The Library is launching a new Information Skills Curriculum in Fall 2017. As part of this program, Professors can request library instruction for any of their classes. Librarians are available to:
  • Instruct your students on different research tools
  • Provide online support through your eLearn course site(s)
  • Teach students general or subject-specific research techniques
  • Conduct a brief introduction to a specific tool
  • Work with a class over the course of a semester as a research consultant
  • Assist students one-on-one outside of class time
  • Design instruction sessions or collaborate on assignments that will benefit your students
While library instruction can be conducted at any time during the semester, we find that students retain information best when it is tied to an assignment. To schedule a session, call the reference desk at ext. 1203 or contact your Subject Liaison.

Mission Statement

The Library’s information skills curriculum fosters the development of independent thinkers capable of analyzing, evaluating and creating information with expertise and flexibility in their careers and life. We support Stonehill's diverse community by cultivating students’ ability to use information responsibly within a fluid technological and social environment.

LibGuides & eLearn


Librarians use LibGuides to create tailored, publicly available guides that provide information and links to subject or class specific resources. Guides can be found on the Library’s LibGuides page. For faculty, these guides provide a customized web-based resource for your classes, an online space available to your students 24/7 for research instruction, and a way to incorporate a Librarian and/or library resources into your courses. Librarians are available to create course-specific and subject-specific guides to assist your students in meeting your course goals and their research needs. 


Librarians are also available to contribute to the development of your eLearn course sites. Librarian collaboration in eLearn can range from providing a static Library Resources area with research tips and links to course-specific databases, to content creation for research skills development, to online office hours and feedback on student discussion boards, bibliographies, or other research materials. To include a librarian in your course as a content creator, she or he needs to be granted the role of Teaching Assistant or Instructor. 

To request a LibGuide or library eLearn content, contact your Subject Liaison.


Flynn DisCo

The Flynn DisCo (Discovery and Collaboration Space), located on the first floor of the library, is our high-tech classroom, renovated in 2014. This space allows for numerous teaching possibilities using computers, tablets and iPads. The room is equipped with Air Media for wireless presentations that can be displayed simultaneous on 4 HD televisions and 2 projection screens. Faculty may reserve the room for class presentations, but no semester-long reservations can be accepted. At times when no classes are scheduled, members of the Stonehill community may use the room. For more information about the technology or to reserve the Flynn DisCo, contact the Reference desk at extension 1203.


About Our Curriculum

These videos include an introduction to our new curriculum and an example of a framework-based library instruction plan.

Instruction Spaces

A number of Library spaces are available for meetings with full classes, small groups, and individual students including:

  • The DisCo
  • The InfoCafe
  • The Huddle Space
  • The Digital Lab

For more information about these spaces and to book Library instruction, contact the Reference Desk at extension 1203, or your Subject Liaison.

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