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Winter 2022 Library Service Updates

For Faculty: Library Instruction and Tutorials

Library Instruction: Choose the Format that Fits Your Course

1. Let us design an instruction session customized for your course*. Options include:

  • Real time presentations in the library or via Zoom. (15 minutes or longer, whatever works for you!)
  • Custom video presentations to add to your D2L course site.

        *Advance notice is required; contact the library faculty on your campus to get started.

2. Add one of our existing tutorials to your D2L course site.

3. Require your students (or offer extra credit) to attend a Library Success Seminar, either live or a pre-recorded session.

See the boxes below for more details.

Email, call, or visit us in the library. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

Your OCC Library Faculty:

AH Campus        Johnna Balk                          

HL Campus         Beth Garnsey                        

                             Allison McFadden-Keesling

OR Campus        Nadja Springer-Ali                

                             Ann Walaskay                       

RO Campus        Carol Benson                        

                             Darlene Johnson-Bignotti    

SF Campus         Stacy Charlesbois                

Information Literacy Instruction

Schedule your library instruction session:


Information Literacy is one of Oakland Community College's general education outcomes.

Students who are information literate are able to use information ethically and legally. They can identify, explore, analyze and apply appropriate information resources to a specific task. This includes:

  • Distinguishing between reliable and unreliable information sources
  • Locating primary sources
  • Appropriately citing their sources
  • Using a subject-specific database
  • Explaining the benefits and dangers of relying on Wikipedia

Additional resources:

Library Success Seminars

Library Success Seminars are available this semester anytime online. Learn more about library research topics like searching electronic databases, finding good web sites, and completing research papers.

Online Library Success Seminars

Select from the links below to view an online seminar and take a short survey after each to get extra credit if offered by your instructor. Ask your instructor if extra credit is available for your course.

Extra Credit for Library Success Seminars

Would you like to you offer your students extra credit for attending an online Library Success Seminar?

You can request a Librarian to send a video of a seminar(s) to your Knowmia Library and include it your D2L course to see who viewed the seminars and how many minutes were watched.  

Contact a Librarian to send you a copy of the Library Success Seminar to your Knowmia Library then follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Content link in your D2L course site and add a module.
  2. Select the second option in the module called “Existing Activities”.
  3. In Existing Activities, click the drop-down menu and scroll down and click Techsmith Knowmia (it's the last option in the dropdown). This will take an instructor into their Add Activity section within TechSmith Knowmia.
  4. Scroll down until you see the video you wish to add and select the blue Add Media button for the desired video to add.
  5. Repeat steps 2-6 to add each seminar video in to your course site.

Instruction Tutorials

Learn to navigate the library catalog, databases and other electronic resources. See our selection of video tutorials.

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