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Information Literacy Instruction Program

What We Plan to Teach

The rudimentary goal of a library instruction session is to develop your students' competence in finding, selecting, and using the information resources needed for a specific assignment. The content of the instruction session will be customized based on your course assignment, the ability level of your students, and the amount of time available for instruction. Students benefit most from library instruction if they can immediately utilize what they have learned, which is why we stress the value of bringing your class in at a point in the semester when they need to begin the research process.  Hands-on instruction is highly recommended and will be included if time permits.

There are three tracks from which you may choose when you request information literacy instruction. For any instruction session, you may choose up to two (2) of the options below. Please be aware that due to time restraints, the instructor will choose the topics from each selection that best fit the writing or research assignment. If you prefer, or you need Specialized Research Instruction, you may click "Other" and specify your research instruction needs in the space provided. 

The options are as follows: 

1. Information Has Value & Authority is Constructed and Contextual (Citation, Plagiarism, Knowledge Management, & Authority, etc.). 

2.  Searching as Strategic Exploration & Research as Inquiry (Topic Development, Keywords, Library Catalog, Database Search, Primary & Secondary Sources etc.).

3. Information Creation as Process & Scholarship as Conversation (Close Reading, Annotating, Mapping, Research Papers, Journals, Blogs, etc.)