New Library Research & Instruction Services

Posted September 10th, 2015 at 2:13 pm.

LITS is pleased to announce two new services from the newly formed Library Research &  Instruction team that are especially geared to first-year students or students who need to gain library research skills. Both were developed by Canaday librarians Olivia Castello and Alex Pfundt.

Online Tutorials:

Short online video tutorials on topics like Tripod and finding books and articles are available from the library Research Guides at The tutorials can also be embedded in your Moodle courses. Several faculty members are already using this feature, which will allow you to track completion of the tutorials through the Moodle Gradebook. Contact Olivia or Alex for help with embedding tutorials in Moodle: and

Library Scavenger Hunt:

Alex, Olivia, and Arleen Zimmerle direct this fun, game-based activity that orients first-year students to features and services of Canaday and Carpenter libraries. Students carry iPads and answer questions using the Evernote app, which allows two research and instruction librarians to monitor and score answers in real time. The scavenger hunt takes 80 minutes and prizes for students are included. Email to schedule a class.

And as a reminder, we’re always available to come to your classes and to create customized web research guides for your courses–contact one of the librarians at

Filed under: Announcements,New Services by Melissa Cresswell

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