WR: Arts & Sciences Writing Program: Library Support
Prepared by Barbara Maratos using Spring 2015 Writing Program Course Catalog found at:
http://www.bu.edu/writingprogram/writing-program-curriculum/catalog/. Last updated 12/18/14.
97 instructors, 141 sections
Course Descriptions can be found at
Librarians, if email does not work when trying to contact a WR instructor:
Check with Alyssa Hall, Academic Administrator for the Writing Program – see below.
Head of Liaison & Instruction Services
Mugar Memorial Library
Writing Program Office: (617) 358-1500,email@example.com
Academic Administrator, Writing Program
Information for Writing Program Faculty
All instructors should introduce students in their WR150 seminars to the library by conducting at least one library orientation during the first quarter of the semester.
- Many first-year students, if not most, are unfamiliar with negotiating a large research library.
- Consult WR150 Library Guidelines for Instructors at http://www.bu.edu/library/guide/wr150guidelines for a basic approach.
You can use Mugar Room 503 to introduce students to the library’s electronic resources.
- The library will supply a network-connected computer and projector.
- Request that Mugar Room 503 be reserved for the use of your class at a designated class time.
- Your contact librarian will confirm availability and can assist you, if you like, in presenting online library resources.
Make an appointment with your contact librarian to discuss a library orientation for your course. (Consult contact list below.)
- Meet one-on-one with your contact librarian to help you identify the best library resources for your seminar’s research topics.
- Collaborate in structuring the library research component for WR150 so as to improve student efforts and performance.
- Your library contact can also help keep you up-to-date with new electronic resources and changes to established ones.
Place materials on reserve that may be heavily used by your seminar students.
- Many WR150 seminar topics can result in “raids” upon some of the library’s specialized collections.
- Forms to place materials on reserve can be found at:
Other useful library resources to recommend to WR150 students-
- WR150 Research Guide – provides resources following the course’s curriculum structure.
- Show Me – an electronic tutorial on searching subscription databases reinforces using scholarly resources.
- Citing Your Sources – includes examples and basic information about citation styles.