There are two important things to know about academic libraries.
Information & Research departments are as dynamic as the information accessed in them
No two libraries are alike
It's possible that the reference source you know and love and recommend to your students suddenly disappears. Or the title changes. Or we don’t have it at FIU. Or there is an alternative source that may be even better for you and your students.
We can help your assignment to succeed.
Instead of being surprised at the last minute, we can review your assignment as it is being developed. We can tell you how successful your assignment will be before the students ever read the syllabus. That’s right. No surprises. No false leads. No unanswerable research questions. No unnecessarily frustrated students. We can help you develop those great assignments that will bring great results.
We can help your students to succeed.
Many students are intimidated by the library. The FIU Libraries are big, probably a lot bigger than the library they were used to in high school. It’s electronic with over 350 databases to use to search for literature in various disciplines. It’s full of books – books start to look alike when there is over a million of them in one place. And no, it’s not all available on the web but if they plan to search the web, we can guide them to search efficiently and select reliable web resources.
For serious students, learning the library is an activity that takes time and energy, and learning the research process is difficult without a lot of help. We want your students to be as successful as they can possibly be. Great assignments can bring great results!