ABE/GED Orientations

orientation_compass.pngBelow are just some of the options available for your ABE or GED class visit to the Library. Interested in customizing a Library activity or creating one especially for your students? Your Librarian can help you design a Library visit and activity that suits your students and their needs. Can't make it to the Library? We can come to your classroom or off-campus center and provide your students with a virtual tour and introduction.

Time estimates are minimums and can be adapted to fit your students' needs.

Instructors: Have your students fill out Library COD Library Card applications before your visit and we can have the cards available when you come to the Library! Send completed applications to the Library's Circulation Department via campus mail along with a copy of your MyAccess Roster. Please allow at least one week for us to process the applications!

Library Visit Options

Library Tour
30 min.
An introduction to what we have in our Library and a walk through both floors; includes a visit to the ESL section of the stacks
"Tools You Can Use" Handout

The Library Website
15-20 min
A demonstration of website features including how to use the Library card and access MyLibrary

Finding Books in the Library
15 min
Demonstration of the Library Catalog, with an accent of finding ABE or GED materials

ABE/GED Research Guide
10-20 min.
An introduction to the ABE/GED Research Guide with particular focus on free ABE and GED internet sites.

Jobs and Careers
30 min.
An opportunity to explore the College and Career Information collection and use online tools such as My Next Move, CIS and other interest inventory sites.

Library Activity Options

Finding Your Way Around the Library Website
30 min.
A basic exploration of the Library website has students finding materials in the catalog and exploring the ABE/GED Research Guide.

Finding Books and Articles
30 min.
This activity simulates a research project, requiring students to identify books and magazine and newspaper articles. Reemphasizes using the Library catalog and online databases

Library Research
An opportunity to begin research for a class assignment. Students will have hands-on time to search for articles or books on their assigned books, plus individual assistance from a librarian.

Learning Express Library
30 min.
An introduction to the online practice tests and tutorials of Learning Express Library. Includes demonstration of how to register and log in, as well as hands-on time for exploring the dozens of skills improvement tests available to students.

COD Library Card application