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English for Academic Purposes Faculty Resource Guide: EAP 1000

The Library in EAP 1000 Courses

Research is becoming a stronger focus within this course; however, it is not a main goal. If you want your students to become acquainted with the library, you can direct them to the resources below. There are also accompanying Library Learning Outcomes that you can include in your teaching outcomes for the course; however, it is recommended that students begin to more thoroughly explore resources available via the library, such as GVRL and CQ Researcher.  


Library Learning Outcomes for EAP 1000

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize resources the library offers in order to meet their current and ongoing information needs. 
  • Identify the EAP Librarian in order to know where to go for help should they need research assistance. 

 Sample Activities + Assessments

  1. Ask students to reflect on their library use in their home country. Give them examples of how the library works in the United States and at SLU. Invite and encourage the students to use the library as a place to study or get help from the EAP librarian.  
  2. Ask students to watch the video about finding books in Pius Library. Have them go to the library and find a book on their topic. 
  3. Ask students to watch the GVRL and/or CQ Researcher training videos explaining how to search the database. Have them find resources about their chosen topic for their assignments. 

Resources

Recommended Information Literacy Goals for EAP 1000

If you would like to incorporate critical thinking about information into your course goals, objectives, or outcomes, here is a list of recommended goals based on the course syllabus. As always, you can contact the EAP librarian to tailor information literacy outcomes to your course, request assignment specific assistance, and request instruction sessions. 


Recommended Information Literacy Goals for EAP 1000*

  • Students will be able to explore library research tools that allow them to select a topic to write about.
  • Students will be able to recognize resources that are appropriate to use to give background information about a topic. 
  • Students will be able to seek guidance from experts such as librarians, experts, and instructors. 

*These goals are aligned with the Association of College and Research Library's Framework for Information Literacy.


Sample Activities + Assessments

  1. Brainstorm ways to choose a topic as a class. Talk about how choosing topics that interest us and that we know a little something about is one way to do this. Discuss how we can use prior knowledge to build upon our research and find information using library resources.
  2. Demonstrate various search tools such as CQ Researcher and GVRL. Discuss how these resources can be used to discover information about a topic, and then used as a jumping off point to find more information about that topic.