OU Libraries Timeline: instruction


1965: Library learning

A library information test was taken by 1,000 Oakland University students during orientation week.  As a result, 230 students signed up for a short course to prepare them for learning at the library, which was taught two days a week for three weeks.  Library knowledge test

1985: Term paper clinic

The library offered a 'Term Paper Clinic' (half-hour one-on-one meetings with a librarian) to assist undergraduates with their research and writing.

1996: Computer labs

The first classes were taught in a new lab with state of the art instructional equipment, including 25 computer workstations, a CD tower and a file server. Total cost was $150,000, half being financed by a grant of the National Science Foundation. The room was named 'Statistics Classroom for Social Sciences and Business" as it was used to teach statistics as well as library research. Computer lab plan

2009: First credit library course

The library offered a 2-credit online course, 'Research in the Information Age'.

2010: First four-credit library course

The library offered its first four-credit online class, LIB 250 - Introduction to library research and technology in the information age.

Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.