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Library Instruction & Information Literacy

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Mission Statement

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But wait! The internet also says he didn't. Doesn't matter, it's common sense. But is it? it's obvious many people simply accept what they want to hear. Doesn't matter, though, because it makes sense to you, right? Is everything that makes sense to you actually real? "Who cares if it's true or not, I'm just going to do my thing." Do you like it when leaders or criminals think like that?

A college education is for those who want to know the truth and have the courage to grow into truth seekers and contributors. What if there is a better way to think or do things? Such questions don't matter to people who just want to go with the flow. How do we find out the real origin of not only this quote, but of this line of thinking? You research. You look outside of yourself and explore what is actually out there. Google gives too many conflicting reports (like above), so go to a library, where there are many already evaluated and selected perspectives on subjects that matter, regardless of what your beliefs are today.

College-educated people have the ability to grow, which might mean your beliefs develop over time. The library offers the environment to do this. Librarians are there to guide you and empower you to practice independent thinking and seek the truth for yourself. There is so much more to libraries than simply being information storage and library faculty can show you. Doing this is how college students truly form good knowledge and values. Because you want knowledge based on reality, right? You want people that make decisions for you to know the truth, right?

E Pluribus Unum!

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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 sources;
  • use sources 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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