Information Literacy


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

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.

Library-Faculty Liaisons:

Ms. Fortson – 803-793-5213/

Business, Computer & Related Technologies Division                                                                                                

Administrative Office Technology
Computer Technology
General Business

Industrial and Related Technologies Division                                                                                                             

Building Construction
Electromechanical Engineering
Computer Servicing and Repair

Nursing Division                                                                                                                                                          

Nursing Aide Assistant
Practical Nursing

Ms. Mehaffey–803-793-5212/

Arts/Sciences & General Studies Division                                                                                                             

Physical Science

Public Services Division                                                                                                                                                 

Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Early Childhood
Human Services

Transitional Studies Division                                                                                                                                                 


Denmark Technical College offers you a college experience that’s based on the latest of technology. Our priorities include small class sizes, commitment to the educational growth of our students, and pride in our outstanding faculty who have actual experience in their fields. Our staff also plays an essential role in assisting our students in achieving their educational goals.
Co-curricular activities are a vital part of the college experience and Denmark Technical College offers a diverse range of programs and services to support student success. Our programs complement the learning that takes place in the classroom and enhance the overall educational experience of our students.
The Academic Support Center provides tutoring and mentoring support to all Denmark Technical College students. Through these services, students will be afforded the opportunity to become independent learners and strengthen their academic weaknesses. The center is located in building 029 and is equipped with a tutorial computer lab for on-line tutoring services. DTC students may apply for tutoring at any point in a semester. All students are required to log in for sessions. Services are free to currently enrolled DTC students.