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L. Mendel Rivers Library
Charleston Southern University
9200 University Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29406

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The Rivers Library supports the instructional program of the University through information literacy training and by acquiring, organizing, and providing access to appropriate information resources.

  • Librarians can help your students locate, evaluate, and utilize research materials for your assignment and will tailor lesson plans to individual class needs
  • Professors are required to attend sessions along with their students 
  • Library Instruction Sessions focus on:
    • Course specific needs
    • Information literacy
    • Using library resources

How to make the most of your Library Instruction Session:

  • Assignments:
    • Students should have an assignment requiring information resource use prior to the library instruction session in order for them to receive the full benefit of the session
    • Professors should share syllabi and assignments with the librarian
  • Timing:
    • It may be helpful to schedule a library session two weeks to 10 days before a specific assignment is due


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