Instruction librarians sometimes face challenges in planning and implementing successful one-shot sessions for students. Librarians understand the strain of assessing student learning for the university as well as the desire to teach every student important information literacy skills. The difficulties are managing limited time, uncontrollable space, faculty collaboration, and student motivation in order to develop and achieve class goals. There are a variety of factors that can lead to student boredom or frustration with the library. Library layout can lead to a potentially frustrating first impression with students because of their unfamiliarity with the physical space, library classification system, and the extensive online system. Therefore, a simple task of finding a book can be overwhelming for first-year students acclimating to a multi-million volume research library.
Dennis, Melissa and Dees, Ashely S.
"It's SO Boring: Improving Library Orientation Sessions for First-Year Students,"
The Southeastern Librarian: Vol. 63
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/seln/vol63/iss2/2