Jack C. Taylor Library

LIB199: Information Literacy in Higher Education (formerly INT199) is part of the General Education curriculum. Learn more about the one-hour course here.

LIB199: Information Literacy in Higher Education

The librarians are responsible for teaching a GER course on information literacy and research skills to all students.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Accessing print and electronic library materials
  • Understanding search strategies, metadata, and controlled vocabularies
  • Identifying and obtaining materials from the online Catalog
  • Searching the Library's collection of Digital Resources
  • Requesting materials from other libraries when needed
  • Evaluating online and other resources
  • Understanding basic ethical and copyright issues related to plagiarism and academic integrity

What Is Information Literacy?

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:

  • Students have a greater role and responsibility in creating new knowledge, in understanding the contours and the changing dynamics of the world of information, and in using information, data, and scholarship ethically.
  • Teaching faculty have a greater responsibility in designing curricula and assignments that foster enhanced engagement with the core ideas about information and scholarship within their disciplines.
  • Librarians have a greater responsibility in identifying core ideas within their own knowledge domain that can extend learning for students, in creating a new cohesive curriculum for information literacy, and in collaborating more extensively with faculty.

We're here 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.

Textbook: LIB 199

Library Instruction & Tours

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.

Tours and also be arranged and can be combined with instruction sessions if desired. Instructors need to attend with their students.

All sessions can be customized to the needs of the course in both length and focus. Instructors are required to be present with their students. At least one week's notice is requested when scheduling these sessions.

Please contact us to schedule a session: libraryhelp@fontbonne.edu.

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