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Library Services: Tours & Instructional Services

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Library Tours and Instructional Services

The Mack and Music Libraries welcome various groups to tour our facilities and can provide instruction in bibliographic research. Groups may include:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Level Classes
  • High School Students
  • Junior High Students
  • Elementary Students
  • Home School Students
  • Church Groups
  • Check out M&G

A minimum of one week is necessary for arrangements. Call 864-370-1800, ext. 6025 to contact an instructional services librarian or email ncmcguir@bju.edu. A reply concerning the status of your request will be made within two business days.

We can tailor a tour or instructional service according to your specifications or provide one of the following options.

Tours Available:

  • Mack or Music Library Facilities
  • Archives Memorabilia Room of BJU Heritage
  • Jerusalem Chamber and Rare Bible Collection
  • Special Collection Room of Rare Books and the American Hymnody Collection

Instructional Services Available:

  • Appropriate instructional handouts and/or library resource listings to support instruction provided or topic to be researched.
  • Instruction adapted to class assignments.
  • Instruction in the major resources available in a subject area or project
  • Internet and database instruction on a subject area or project—search engines, directories, metaengines
  • Database and periodical article indexing and overview of the periodical room
  • Specific database instruction
  • Set up and instruction of LibGuides
  • Library Overview and Care of Books (elementary level)—How to look up a book on the catalog, find that book in the stacks, and take care of it.
  • Research Basics (upper elementary level)—General overview of library resources and the research process including the catalog, reference sources, periodical room, and databases.
  • Research Process (high school level)—Focus on finding research materials through catalog keyword searching, reference source selection, searching our online databases, and valid internet resources.