The Course Guides program supports faculty through the development of customized library services for individual courses and programs. The Course Guides program also intends to foster the development of Information Literacy Competencies in Salve students.
In developing a Course Guides web-based resource page, faculty and librarians work collaboratively to identify key resources, services, and strategies that support a course's assignments and learning objectives.
Perhaps an entire webpage isn't necessary, but your students may benefit from some guidance. For example, a goal of a Politics course on Sub-Saharan Africa is to have students become more aware of current issues in the region. Over the course of the semester, students will be finding articles in African newspapers and comparing them to articles in Western newspapers. A library instruction class was designed to focus on Library resources the students could use to find appropriate articles quickly. Using resources such as Lexis-Nexis and Access World News helps the students to use their time more effectively by focusing on content rather than wandering on Google to try to find a source for articles.
For examples of Course Guides, click the "Course Guides" button on the right sidebar.
Faculty interested in having a Course Guides service developed for their courses may contact their library liaison or submit the following form.