Instructional Services

From one-on-one instruction and class orientations to electronic handouts and specialized workshops,  Instructional Services at Dunn Library strives to bring library resources to the Simpson community in a variety of formats.

For Students

For Faculty

  • Research using online databases:  Class demonstrations can be held to show effective searching on any of our databases.
  • Information Literacy (IL):  An embedded skill in Simpson College General Education curriculum, resources to help create and revise current assignments and projects and address the relationship of Information Literacy to life-long learning.
  • Simpson Colloquium (SC101) classes:  The librarian and Simpson Colloquium professor work to create library assignments that reflect not only classroom assignments but library research skills as well.
  • Workshops: Effective use of the online catalog or any of our other databases are available through the User Education/Research Librarian. Let us know if you or your classes need a tour of the library, reference assistance with a class assignment, orientation sessions for the library catalog or any of the other electronic databases (EBSCOhost, JSTOR, etc.), or subject-specific instruction in research techniques and specialized reference materials. Advance notice is appreciated.
  • Continuing & Graduate Programs faculty: Continuing & Graduate Programs faculty is encouraged to introduce their students to library resources.