Information Literacy with RDP Library includes:
Book a class by contacting your Subject Librarian.
We prefer you book at least one to two weeks in advance, and provide the following:
Classes are usually held in the Library computer lab (1006R), but classes can also be held in your classroom. Online classes can also be offered synchronously or asynchronously. Your Librarian will work with you to determine the best format to achieve the learning outcomes for your class.
We find our classes are most effective when tailored to a particular assignment, and when the instructor attends and is an active participant. Your Librarian will work with you to determine the best timing and format for your class/assignment.
Our classes are a combination of demos and hands-on, and cover such topics as:
In addition to teaching information literacy skills, we can also help students with digital literacy skills such as:
If you are interested in arranging a digital literacy workshop for your class, please contact Sona Macnaughton at email@example.com.
What is a warming session?
A library staff member can come to your class and provide a quick 5-10 minute overview of:
Want to book a warming session?
You can use the Book a Warming Session form to request a library staff member come to your class.
Looking for a recorded version?
We have a condensed version of the warming sessions available on YouTube: A Quick Guide to RDP Library (2:52)
You can embed this video in your Blackboard course. For more information about embedding videos in your Blackboard course, see Embedding a YouTube Video instructions.
Our computer lab (1006R) is available for class bookings throughout the year, but priority is given to librarian-led information literacy workshops. Our lab includes 28 computers, 2 whiteboards, a projection screen, and instructor station.
Types of bookings we can accommodate:
Types of bookings we are unable to accept:
September and January are busy times for bookings and lab availability may be limited due to information literacy workshops.
For non-instructional bookings, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you need any guest logins.
For information literacy workshops, either email email@example.com or contact your Subject Librarian directly.
Red Deer Polytechnic recognizes that our campus is situated on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the central Alberta region we serve falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land where RDP sits. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.