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Library Workshops


Schedule a library workshop with an EGSC Librarian! Workshops can be held on any campus for any course in the library classroom, in your classroom, or online. Below are sample workshops. We are also happy to partner with you to design a workshop to complement your assignments and courses.

Note: All times are approximate and can be modified to fit your availability.



Introduction to the Library [45 min.]

  • Searching GIL-Find to locate books and e-books
  • Introducing GALILEO and performing basic searches
  • Identifying that help from a librarian is available several ways
  • Locating areas and physical resources in the library facility

Research Skills Workshop [45 min. = 30 min. overview + 15 min. workshop]

Best for students who are working on a research-based assignment. 

  • Developing topics to identify keywords and synonyms
  • Designing a search strategy that includes several appropriately constructed keyword strings
  • Performing GALILEO searches using built-in search filters and tools to narrow search results
  • Locating books, articles, and other resources as appropriate to the assignment

Advanced GALILEO Workshop [45 min. = 15 min. instruction + 30 min. group activity/discussion]

Best for classes that are 2000 level or higher. This includes a review of previous sessions and builds on these ideas to develop searching skills and differentiate between types of sources.  

  • Using critical thinking skills to modify research strategies
  • Performing GALILEO searches and using search filters to narrow results
  • Editing and refining keyword strings to find specific types of subject-specific resources


These can be stand-alone workshops or combined into a unique, discipline-specific session.

Topic & Keyword Development [10 min.]

Finding Books & E-books [10 min.]

Primary & Secondary Sources [10 min.]

Popular & Scholarly Sources [10 min.]

Overview of a Specific Database [20 min.]

Reading & Understanding Parts of a Scholarly Article [20 min.]

Creating Citations & Avoiding Plagiarism [15-30 min.]

Copyright & Fair Use [15 min.]

Ask-a-Librarian Discussion Board in D2L [one-time or semester long]

Librarian-Assisted Independent Workshop Time

Looking for an information literacy topic we haven’t listed?

We can design a workshop with you!

Contact Beth Jones at for more information.