Our online tutorial, LUCI
(Library User Computer Instruction), features video clips and narration. We
also offer the
Online Tutorial as an alternative to LUCI.
Either tutorial can be used to supplement--or
completely replace--a class visit to the Library Instruction Lab
for a presentation by a librarian. The
Online Tutorial link in the left-edge menu leads to
LUCI but has a link to the text-based tutorial for those
users whose computers are unable to run LUCI. What
the students submit will be forwarded via email to the
instructor assigning either tutorial.
Librarians also offer specifically-focused orientations for individual classes. Presentation examples can be geared to match
instructors' assignments OR the Library's
"Hands-On" Exercise Research Strategies Assignment can form the basic agenda. Live instruction sessions are
either offered in the Library's 28-station lab OR a librarian can be scheduled to give library instruction in any classroom with
"Smart Cart" computer/projection capabilities and a campus network connection.
Instructors should complete a
online to schedule a librarian as a guest speaker for their
classes. Please request sessions at least
TWO WEEKS before the preferred date. Contact our
instruction librarian, Roxane BenVau,
or call her at (619) 644-7553 if you have any questions.
Students wishing to receive instruction on library use may
follow the "Help with Research" link in the menu bar on the left side
of this page, ask the librarian on duty at the Reference Desk, sign
up for LIR110, or suggest
to their instructor that their class be brought to the library
for group instruction by a librarian. After a library
orientation that shows students generally how and where to find
sources helpful to their research, questions for the reference
librarians can focus on specific needs as they arise.
Anyone may also complete an
a learning tool.
Research Methods in
an Online World
is a short-term, one-unit class listed in the class schedule under
LIR110. Library Information Resources
110 is offered as a completely online course.
Librarians also create
flyers and handouts
on various topics which may be viewed by selecting the hyperlink
in this sentence or clicking on the Flyers/Handouts option
in the left-edge menu.
For more information, please contact the Instruction Librarian,
Roxane BenVau, at (619) 644-7553 or email her at
Her Web page can be found at: