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Library Instruction & Information Literacy: About the Program

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Mission Statement

The Library Instruction and Information Literacy Program promotes the exploration and creation of knowledge and seeks to graduate information literate students who are committed to lifelong learning and contributing information meaningfully and creatively in the 21st Century. 

The program accomplishes its mission through collaboration with departments and faculty, aligning itself with institutional goals, providing engaging face-to-face and online instruction, and making a commitment to the continual improvement of student learning.

Program Goals

1.  Effectively teach library and information literacy skills to students and assess student learning, both F2F and online.

2.  Collaborate with faculty and departments to integrate information literacy objectives into   their courses and assignments.

3.   Increase awareness of information literacy at the University through outreach.

4.   Develop and enhance resources that support and teach information literacy skills, including online tutorials and guides.

5.   Provide professional development opportunities for librarians.

Student Learning Outcomes (Summary)

 Students will

  • demonstrate general library skills;
  • use appropriate search strategies;
  • critically evaluate information sources;
  • use information ethically;
  • develop and revise a research process;
  • participate in the scholarship of their disciplines;
  • apply information literacy skills in their professional and civic lives.

Instruction & Information Literacy Assessment Plan

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