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Teaching Library Research Strategies is a Course

Teaching Library Research Strategies

Ended Nov 23, 2015

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Full course description

Starts October 19, 2015

The migration of print resources to electronic formats has changed the way instructional librarians teach students how to use the library effectively. The library itself has changed to include learning spaces and zones with less dedicated space for print resources. In this course, an experienced academic librarian will share his strategies for getting students engaged in the art of library research. He’ll provide a balanced approach to information literacy instruction, which will include games, active learning, and other ways to use media literacy to help students enjoy their time in the library.

Topics covered include:

  • Week One: Teaching Library Research Strategies
  • Week Two: Understanding Information Literacy
  • Week Three: Knowing Your Audience
  • Week Four: Designing Engaging Learning Experiences
  • Week Five: Developing your Style
  • Week Six: Creating your List of Strategies
Keith Rocci

Keith Rocci


Keith Rocci is the Library Director at Pima Community College's Community Campus. From 2008 to 2013, he was an instructional librarian at Washburn University. During that time, he taught over 800 students in a credit course called Library Research Strategies. He continues to teach graduate credit courses in the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) at Emporia State University and has taught over 700 future librarians in the program. He has also taught library research skills at the University of Arizona. 

He has degrees from Arizona State University (B.S., Justice Studies), The University of Arizona (M.A., Information Resources and Library Science), and Northern Arizona University (M.Ed., Educational Leadership and Educational Technology). In 2013, he authored a workbook called Library Research Strategies.