- The library instruction program teaches students to navigate through the library’s virtual and traditional resources and services. Sessions last from 50 minutes to in-depth workshops in our Library Instruction Lab (LIL), with hands-on practice depending on assignments, type of research and information needs. We can also meet students in their classrooms or in Main Hall computer labs for large groups.
- We offer access to 80,000+ online journal titles with full text in 200 databases and 215,000 electronic books online. Links to other library catalogs, email reference, instant messaging, texting, and remote database access add to the services OSU Tulsa Library provides.
- Information literacy is a cornerstone of the library's mission in serving our student population. The instruction program focuses on more than just completing one assignment. Instead, new, returning, and non-traditional students learn to develop life-long information literacy.
- Tom Thorisch, the OSU-Tulsa instruction librarian, is trained in adult learning theories, instructional techniques, and progressive course delivery. Tom is also actively involved in COIL (Community of Oklahoma Instruction Librarians).
- Library instruction sessions are available anytime throughout the semester. Faculty should make reservations well in advance to have flexibility in scheduling. It is also helpful that the students are aware of upcoming assignments before meeting in the library. The instruction librarian will customize sessions based on assignments and research topics.
- Students, individuals or small groups, can also request assistance / training for a particular assignment or project. Contact Tom Thorisch directly at (918) 594‑8146 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is in addition to instruction sessions requested by faculty.
Our library instruction program covers:
Computing, printing and access issues
Remote library database access
Database selection and searching for beginner and intermediate levels
Defining and refining search topics
Evaluating research results
Tracking journal articles (from searching to selecting and retrieving full-text documents)
Citation styles with examples and importing citations into Refworks citation manager
Internet and Google Scholar searching for valid and reliable information
Email or call Tom Thorisch at email@example.com or (918) 594-8146.