Good library assignments increase students' understanding of the course's subject matter, teach research skills, and introduces them to the varied array of information sources available to them on the open internet and through the UTEP Library.
Library assignments are more effective when they relate to specific class assignments. Planning and testing library assignments ahead of time can make a huge difference in how they're received by students. Positive experiences with research exercises and assignments can enhance the comfort and capability with which students approach research in their future-- a benefit in both academic and professional careers.
This page offers suggestions and recommendations for creating your own library assignments, as well as downloadable library assignments you can use in your own classes.
The services and assistance of UTEP's Instruction Librarians are available if you need more than what this page provides; Contact the UTEP Library's Information Literacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
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Below are general library-type assignments designed by Instruction Librarians.