Below are just some of the options available for your ABE or GED class visit to the Library. Interested in customizing a Library activity or creating one especially for your students? Your Librarian can help you design a Library visit and activity that suits your students and their needs. Can't make it to the Library? We can come to your classroom or off-campus center and provide your students with a virtual tour and introduction.
Time estimates are minimums and can be adapted to fit your students' needs.
Instructors: Have your students fill out Library COD Library Card applications before your visit and we can have the cards available when you come to the Library! Send the following to the Library's Circulation Services:
a copy of your MyAccess roster, and
a note indicated if you would like the cards sent back to you via campus mail or held for a library instruction session (please include librarian's name and instruction session date).
Please allow at least one week for us to process the applications.
Library Visit Options
Library Tour30 min. An introduction to what we have in our Library and a walk through both floors; includes a visit to the ESL section of the stacks "Tools You Can Use" Handout
The Library Website15-20 min A demonstration of website features including how to use the Library card and access MyLibrary
Finding Books in the Library15 min Demonstration of the Library Catalog, with an accent of finding ABE or GED materials
ABE/GED Research Guide10-20 min. An introduction to the ABE/GED Research Guide with particular focus on free ABE and GED internet sites.
Finding Your Way Around the Library Website30 min.
A basic exploration of the Library website has students finding materials in the catalog and exploring the ABE/GED Research Guide.
Finding Books and Articles30 min.
This activity simulates a research project, requiring students to identify books and magazine and newspaper articles. Reemphasizes using the Library catalog and online databases
An opportunity to begin research for a class assignment. Students will have hands-on time to search for articles or books on their assigned books, plus individual assistance from a librarian.