Library Classes & Instruction

We offer services to support the teaching of information literacy skills across COCC's curriculum and at all COCC campuses.

For Students

Book a Librarian

Meet with a librarian for one-on-one assistance with your research assignments. Book a Librarian now!

Credit Courses for Students

We offer 3 credit-bearing courses for students. All courses are offered online. More information about each course can be found at the link below.

Lib 100, Lib 127, Lib 227 description & outcomes

For Faculty

Request an IL Session

Information Literacy Instruction

Faculty may request instruction with a librarian. We will customize instruction based on your assignments and needs.

Concepts and skills covered in instruction may include:

  • Selecting appropriate sources to fulfill an information need;
  • Developing appropriate topics for research and determining keywords;
  • Using effective search techniques in databases and other search tools;
  • Critically evaluating information and its sources for their value and quality;
  • Citing sources correctly and using sources ethically to avoid plagiarism;
  • Specific outcomes for Writing classes.

Sessions end with a Student  IL Session Evaluation.
Click here for a   Faculty IL Session Evaluation

To read about the goals, ongoing activities, and assessments of the Information Literacy program, visit the Barber Library IL Plan.

Research Assignment Design

Collaborate with a librarian on designing an assignment that will make the best use of Library resources.You can also use our Research Assignment Design Rubric to design your assignment.

Contact Kirsten Hostetler at to learn more.

College Now/High School Dual Enrollment Support

We support high school classes in which students are receiving COCC credit. See additional information and details for high school instructors.

Library Tours

Schedule a library tour. If you are planning on bringing your class in or sending them to the library with a scavenger hunt or similar assignment, please let us know ahead of time.


Kirsten Hostetler, Outreach and Instruction Librarian
Phone: 541-383-7563