The University Libraries welcomes the opportunity to serve area high school research classes whenever possible. We review all requests for visits according to the following requirements:
- It is expected that the library visit will center around an instruction session with a specific purpose, such as finding peer-reviewed articles in resources not available at the high school or local public library.
- It is expected that the high school library media specialists will have introduced students to basic information literacy skills, such as information search, retrieval, and evaluation.
- Whenever possible, the high school library media specialist, with the instructor, will serve as the liaison to the SBU Libraries.
- Students in grades 10- 12, or Advanced Placement and other honors-level classes, are eligible to visit.
- There is a limit of 50 students per visit, with a chaperone/20 students. Classes will be held in the library’s teaching labs in the Central Reading Room.
- Requests for January or May are preferred so as not to conflict with existing University class schedules. Availability at other times of the year may be limited.
To Request a Visit:
- Complete the high school visit request form.
- Be as specific as you can about the research goals, assignments, student topics, and other questions.
- We will follow up with you once we have received the form.
If you have any questions, contact Christine Fena, Undergraduate Success Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 631-632-1698