Improving student information literacy and critical thinking skills is one of the
Library's key responsibilities. Library faculty will collaborate with classroom faculty
to develop library instructional content that can take shape in a number of scenarios:
30-60 minute synchronous or asynchronous instructional session(s) that can be integrated
into your class in several different ways
Customized research guides or tutorials
Library faculty connected to your course through Blackboard, via in-person, online
visits, or asynchronous contributions!
Request customized library instructional content using the form link above (at least
2 weeks in advance of date requested, though more time may be needed depending on the nature of the request. You will hear
from the librarian assigned to your class at least a week before the deadline provided.
However, if there is a conflict or issue with your request, you will be contacted
sooner to negotiate a new date or time.)
What can be covered?
Work with a librarian to develop a session that best suits your needs and is geared
towards your subject area or a specific assignment. Examples include (but are not
Information literacy: How to determine what information is needed, identify the most
appropriate resource, and evaluate the information found.
Research skills and techniques (including citing sources): in general or subject specific
Library resources: We're more than books! We can introduce your students to subject-appropriate materials
including fashion and trend forecasting services, fashion/art/culture periodicals
from around the world (we subscribe to 400+, many of which are available online),
article/business/image/reference databases, video content, and so much more
Visual and inspirational research, including how to do effective image research
How to find scholarly and/or peer-reviewed articles
How to research a business and/or market
Finding, understanding, and using data about markets, companies, demographics, and
For questions on any of this, please contact Carli Spina by email @fitnyc.edu or Ask the Library.