The librarians are responsible for teaching a GER course on information literacy and research skills to all students.
Topics covered in this course include:
Project Information Literacy is a public benefit non-profit, "dedicated to conducting an ongoing, large-scale research study about early adults and their research habits." By studying the information habits of early adults across different groups, they hope to discover how teaching information literacy skills can result in beneficial life-long learning habits.
Information Literacy is a key component of the work we do here at the Jack C. Taylor Library. The Association of College & Research Libraries defines information literacy as a "set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning" (from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education).
As members of a shared academic community, each of us serves as active consumers and creators in the evolving information landscape. And with the evolution of information have come changes in our shared responsibilities. From the 2015 Framework:
We're her to help you find what you need, evaluate what you find, and determine how to use that information in meaningful and appropriate ways. Learn more about the ACRL Framework is available HERE.
The Reference Librarians are available to provide instruction to any class, introducing students to information resources and research techniques. Librarians are willing to lead these sessions or, if the faculty member prefers, provide the information to the faculty member for their syllabus.
These sessions can be customized to the needs of the course both in length and in topic. Instructors are required to be present with their students for these sessions. At least one week's notice is requested when scheduling these sessions.
Please contact a Reference Librarian to schedule a session.