Weekly mini-labs open to all students

For the average student many classes require research outside the classroom, but weekly mini-labs on campus serve as the foundation for students to brush up on skills essential for their academic work.

Weekly mini-labs are held in the Library and run by full- time librarians.

“We hold these in a smaller room in back of the library lab,” said a Cosumnes River College librarian, Andi Adkins. “Usually we get one to four students per session.”

These labs allow students to get help in a wide range of topics.

“Each one is focused on a different topic,” said Adkins,  elaborating on what students can gain from these sessions.

Students can receive help on researching topics, searching databases and using proper citations to avoid plagiarism.

“Mini-labs are short instruction sessions designed for students to drop in,” said Adkins.

These labs are open throughout the semester for students interested in getting assistance.

“We have a few in August and full schedules in September, October and November, and we have some in December,”said Adkins.

All students are welcomed to attend a session.

“The nice thing about these sessions is that if students come here we can help them one on one,” said Adkins.

For more information on weekly mini-labs, students go online to the CRC homepage.