The next big project in my internship was teaching sections of M401, a music history class. M401 is a very large class for the music library to handle because it is required to be taken by all music majors. There are over 10 sections of this class. I was assigned to be the music library consultant for three of the sections.
In my role as a music library consultant, I am responsible for teaching an information literacy instruction session to the class, for grading two worksheets, and for individual consultations with each of the students in the section. I have a total of 30 students that I am working with between the three sections.
I began by teaching the library instruction session. I taught students how to use library resources using a BEAM approach. A BEAM approach is useful for helping students conceptualize how they will use different types of resources in their paper because it helps students see resources as background, evidence, argument, or methodological resources (Hence BEAM). After a quick introduction to BEAM, I showed students how to find background, evidence, and argument resources using library tools.
The sessions went fairly well and all of the students seemed to grasp the concepts that were being taught!