What is Information Literacy?
Information Literacy is the ability of individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
Library Instruction is designed to provide library instruction (formal and informal) based upon the needs of students, faculty, and staff. It is presented through lectures and demonstrations to respond to the total education process of the academic community. Focus is placed on instructional methods that will help users learn, select, and evaluate library materials appropriate to their needs. It is designed to motivate users to consistently use the library and its resources.
The Reference Staff provides library and Internet instruction sessions to classes and groups. These sessions introduce library users to the basic services, resources, and facilities that are available to fulfill their information needs. Emphasis is on providing instruction that will enable users to effectively search and use appropriate library resources.
Instruction sessions are held at the beginning of each semester for all new students, students enrolled in a College Skills course, and most first year English courses. The sessions are scheduled by the librarians and instructors for all classes. Students are informed when their classes will be held, usually in the Technology Room adjacent to the library.
Faculty members are welcome to request a hands-on customized library instruction session tailored to the specific topics, themes, or research assignments for your classes. Librarians are available to assist you with one-on-one research consultations or group workshops if needed. Click here to schedule a library instruction session.
Library Instruction Contact Information
Subject based instruction is currently scheduled by the library-faculty liaison assigned to your academic department.
Ms. Fortson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Business, Computer & Related Technologies Division
Administrative Office Technology
Industrial and Related Technologies Division
Computer Servicing and Repair
Nursing Aide Assistant
Arts/Sciences & General Studies Division
Public Services Division
Transitional Studies Division