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Library Resources for Faculty: Information Literacy Instruction

Learn what the library has to offer for faculty!

What topics are covered in Information Literacy Instruction?

Some topics include:

  • General introduction to the Library
  • Advanced research methods
  • Searching the Library’s databases for articles
  • How to find books in the Library’s online catalog
  • Evaluation of sources
  • Citing sources

Library Information Literacy Classes Make a Difference

The results from this year's assessment of Information Literacy in the Core Curriculum found:
"...scheduling a library instruction session has a powerful impact on student success in demonstrating information literacy skills..." 

Information Literacy

Information literacy is the set of skills students need to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Information literacy is a vital skill for our students in an age of information overload. These skills are necessary not just during college but also after graduation in information seeking activities related to a variety of careers. 

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has a great introduction to information literacy. The link can be found below:

ACRL Introduction to Information Literacy


For more information see our Faculty Guide to Information Literacy

Tips for a successful session

To ensure that your library instruction session is successful, we offer these suggestions:

  • Contact the library at least two weeks prior to your desired date for library instruction.
  • Schedule the session close to the time when students will actually need to be using the library.
  • Give a copy of the assignment and/or syllabus to the librarian who will be meeting with your class.
  • Accompany your class to the library session and add your comments and questions.

How can I schedule a class?

To schedule a library session please fill out and submit the Information Literacy Instruction Form .  All requests will be confirmed. Any questions or concerns about instruction sessions should be directed to Victoria Swanson: