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ABE/GED: For Instructors

Class Library Visits

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:

  1. completed applications,
  2. a copy of your MyAccess roster, and
  3. 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 Tour 30 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 Website 15-20 min A demonstration of website features including how to use the Library card and access MyLibrary


Finding Books in the Library 15 min Demonstration of the Library Catalog, with an accent of finding ABE or GED materials


ABE/GED Research Guide 10-20 min. An introduction to the ABE/GED Research Guide with particular focus on free ABE and GED internet sites.


Jobs and Careers 30 min. An opportunity to explore the College and Career Information collection and use online tools such as My Next Move, CIS and other interest inventory sites.

Library Activity Options

Finding Your Way Around the Library Website 30 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 Articles 30 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
Library Research flexible 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.
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