The Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University, offers access to a wide range of collections and services to our patrons:
The Jack Tarver Library offers many hands-on instructional options for a variety of topics across academic disciplines. Instruction sessions are designed and delivered in cooperation with First Year Seminar instructors to provide the best information fluency training for students. A research instruction session will facilitate student learning, offer students an opportunity to find and evaluate information for a current assignment, and provide the foundation for developing research skills that will last a lifetime.
Research Instruction will enable students to:
First Year Seminar faculty's involvement with Research Instruction is strongly encouraged. The participation of teaching faculty in the instruction process is a key to its success. Instruction sessions are most successful when coordinated with a research driven assignment, and when the class instructor is directly involved in the session's planning and delivery.
Sessions can be tailored to the time available. Librarians are available for instruction sessions as follows:
The Archie Chappell Classroom
Research instruction sessions are primarily conducted at the Tarver Library in the Archie Chappell Classroom. If a session is desired at another location, librarians have equipment and materials available to provide on site instruction.
TheArchie Chappell classroom:
Multiple research instruction sessions, addressing a range of information fluency topics, are encouraged for First Year Seminar classes:
For more information, or for scheduling a Research Instruction session: