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Information Literacy Course Content at UCBA

Faculty guide for information literacy content that can be incorporated into any UCBA course.

Introduction to the Library

This content introduces students to a college library. It can also be used to introduce the UCBA Library. The activity and/or videos can be used with groups or individuals and as a first year experience or icebreaker activity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between high school, public, and college libraries
  • Introduce resources available to students through the UCBA Library

Use in Canvas: As part of an ungraded or graded introduction to UCBA and college resources or as an introduction to the UCBA Library

Worksheets: Students can download accessible Word document worksheets to a device

Introduction to an Academic Library Activity


  • Reflect on past experiences using high school and/or public library 
  • Discuss new experiences and/or expectations for using a college library
  • Note the differences between the UCBA Library and a public library using their respective web sites
  • Watch the UCBA Library Orientation video (0:36 seconds)
  • Record notes on the Intro to Academic Library worksheet

Activity Credit: S Philips, E Case | California State University Bakersfield

Resources Needed:

UC Libraries Web Site Overview Video


  • Use as a stand alone video to introduce a unit or module on using the UC Libraries 
  • Include as a resource for a unit or module to introduce library research

Resource Needed:

Meet the UCBA Librarians Videos


  • Select the video of the librarian for your department
  • Use as a stand alone video to introduce the UCBA Library
  • Include as a resource for a unit or module to introduce library research

Resource Needed:

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

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