This site outlines excellent guidelines for creating effective library assignments, including pitfalls to avoid and common misconceptions about the students using university libraries.
Their guiding principles include:
- have a clear purpose
- relate to course objectives
- make students aware of the variety of resources available
- teach students to evaluate the quality of their sources
- teach students to conduct ethical scholarship
This site would be helpful for librarians who need to communicate with professors who are designing these lessons. It also is a good example of how collaboration between librarians and professors needs to be reinforced with criteria for performing good searches and ethical scholarship.