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Where do we go?

Library instruction sessions are held in computer classrooms located both in the library, and in Clark C143. The library labs are on the first floor of Morgan Library. Follow the link below to see a map:

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Schedule a class

To schedule library instruction for your CO150 class, follow this link:

CO150 Library Instruction Request Form

Mary Seaman handles all scheduling for the CO150 program. If you have questions about scheduling your class, send Mary an e-mail or call her at (970) 491-1823.

To request library instruction using the form above, please tell us:

  • Your name and contact information (please include both your e-mail address and phone number)
  • When the class meets (days, time)
  • First, second and third choice of dates for instruction
  • Number of students in the class(es)
  • A brief description of the assignment your students will be working on
  • Anything you'd like us to highlight during the class (e.g. specific databases, library services or resources, etc.)
  • If you would like to request a specific library instructor, please note that in your request and we'll do our best to accomodate you.

We also schedule follow-up lab sessions on a space-available basis (generally late in the semester, when the labs are less busy). If you think a follow-up session would benefit your class, fill out the form above and indicate that this is a follow-up class, or contact Mary directly. Our computer labs may only be booked for library research. If you need a computer classroom for other purposes, please contact Classroom Scheduling (970) 491-4860.

CO150 Library Session Learning Objectives

Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians 

Lists terms that may be useful for locating information on a topic - (1.1.e.)

Distinguishes characteristics of information provided for different audiences - (1.2.d.)

Determines if material is available immediately - (1.3.a.)

Uses available services appropriately to obtain desired materials or alternatives sources - (1.3.a.)

Identifies alternate terminology, including synonyms, broader or narrower words and phrases that describe a topic - (2.2.b.)

Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of Boolean logic and constructs a search statement using Boolean operators (2.2.d.)

Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of nesting and constructs a search using nested words or phrases (2.2.d.)

Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of keyword searching and uses it appropriately and effectively (2.2.d.)

Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of truncation and uses it appropriately and effectively (2.2.d.)

Determines if the quantity of citations retrieved is adequate, too extensive, or insufficient for the information need - (2.4.a.)

Evaluates the quality of the information retrieved using criteria such as authorship, point of view/bias, date writeen, citaitons, etc. (2.4.a.)

Assesses the relevance of information found by examining elements of the citation such as title, abstract, subject headings, source, and date of publication - (2.4.a.)

Identifies gaps in the information retrieved and determines if the search strategy should be revised (2.4.b.)

Repeats the search using the revised strategy as necessary (2.4.c.)

Records all pertinent citation information for future reference (2.5.d.)


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