Research Orientations


In these difficult times, the LBCC Library is helping faculty and students by offering online research orientations. Whether in-person or online, research orientations are 1-hour and are a great way to introduce students to research strategies, library resources, and information competency.

Please fill out the Research Orientation Form (one form per class orientation).

In order to accommodate the online experience, you will be presented with two options for our librarians. No matter which option you choose, Colin Williams (the Bibliographic Instruction Librarian) will help you step by step and better understand the experience.

  1. After completing the request, send your course Zoom link to Colin Williams. Colin will share the link only with the presenting librarian. We will join your course zoom at the requested time for the orientation.
  2. If you do not have an existing course Zoom link set up, Colin can create one for you and ask that you share the link with your students. The recording will be hosted in the Library’s Research Orientation Canvas shell and will be shared with you upon posting.

Please note, there are three types of orientations are available:

  1. Introductory – Physical Library Tour (virtual in COVID), Spectrum of Credibility, Find Books, Find Online Academic Resources
  2. Standard – Descriptive Library Tour, Spectrum of Credibility, Find Books, Find Online Academic Resources
  3. Intensive – Basics of Library Services, Spectrum of Credibility, Find and Use Books, Find and Use Online Academic Resources

Following the orientation, both you and your students will be able to self-enroll in the Research Orientation Canvas shell where feedback surveys and a mastery quiz will be available.

Orientations should be requested at least two weeks in advance. This allows our librarians to properly prepare and schedule our classrooms ahead of time. If you’ve had an orientation in the past or would like to leave some feedback, please fill out our survey.