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Faculty Resources: Information Literacy Instruction

This guide provides information about library services available to PGCC faculty.

Information Literacy Instruction

The library building (Accokeek Hall) is closed to the public. All library services that require a physical presence (reserves, computers, scanners, study rooms, circulation of print books, etc.) are unavailable at this time. However, all of our electronic resources are still available for remote use. 

Instruction Offerings Fall 2020


Face to face instruction is unavailable at this time. However, instruction is still available virtually through a variety of options: 

  • Asynchronous Online: An embedded librarian is integrated for a set period of time, usually a week, to support the students in their research process.
  • Synchronous Online: This is a one-time session to facilitate online learning and information literacy instruction. Synchronous online learning occurs in real-time at a specific time and date. Instruction will be offered using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in the Virtual Library Instruction Room. The class session will be offered, recorded, and posted in the Blackboard shell for those students who are unable to attend in real-time.
  • Hybrid Synchronous and Asynchronous OnlineHybrid synchronous and asynchronous online instruction blends both a real-time synchronous virtual library instruction session with a one-week asynchronous embedded instruction. The benefit of this combines the feel of a face to face synchronous session at a specific time and date with a faculty librarian embedded in the course shell for a one-week period. Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in the Virtual Library Instruction Room, the class session will be offered, recorded, and posted in the Blackboard shell for those students who are unable to attend in real-time. The faculty librarian will be embedded as a teaching assistant in the Blackboard course to provided additional resources, answer questions, and provide feedback.

What can a librarian do for your class?

  • help narrow topics and brainstorm ideas for research
  • identify keywords and search terms for a topic
  • help students find credible sources and peer-reviewed articles
  • provide information about the library's databases, e-books, and services
  • provide information about citations
  • answer questions about the library or research

(Video demonstrates an example of Asynchronous Online or Hybrid Synchronous and Asynchronous Online instruction types.)

Having difficulty using the form? Questions? Contact:

Marianne Giltrud
Instruction Librarian

Telephone: 301-546-0467

E-mail: giltrumx@pgcc.edu