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Faculty Resources at The New School Libraries and Archives

6 Tips for Creating Successful Assignments Using Libraries and Archives

1. Step one is to test the assignment using our system to determine if needed relevant materials are available through the Consortium libraries, Archives, or E-ZBorrow. By doing so, you'll ensure students have a positive research experience. (Recommend materials with the Request a Purchase form.)

2. Feel free to email your syllabus or assignment to a Subject Librarian for feedback and suggestions.

3. Encourage your students to use a variety of library and archival resources, including books, encyclopedias, periodical articles, images, videos, and primary source materials.

4. Help students find suitable, reliable, and appropriate sources for a research question, without restricting them to only physical or electronic sources, primary or secondary sources, scholarly or popular sources, or sources from the library or elsewhere.

5. Encourage students to plan ahead.

6. Refer students to campus resources such as librarians, archivists, computer labs, and University Learning Center.

Information literacy exercises

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) published a Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in 2016.

Please see our Information Literacy Research Guide for Faculty to learn more.

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