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Library Instruction & Information Literacy

Librarians frolic and share library instruction, information literacy, and assessment activities, as well as program results and strategic directions.

Mission Statement


2021 Mission Statement

UWF Libraries instructs and fosters a 21st Century society that chooses the right information for the right reasons.

The Information Literacy & Instruction Program maximizes library impact through eLearning, independent of course faculty and going directly to the student body, motivating and rewarding students' library instruction with digital badges, current and engaging library tutorials, and both embedded and classroom library instruction, all of which generate nuanced understanding of Academic Integrity, Library Science, Algorithmic Justice, and successfully navigating the Internet beyond popular search engines.


2016 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

2020-2021 Program Goals

1. Directly engage and incentivize instruction (via Badgr) to FYE students through Canvas and Personal Librarian Program 

2. Directly provide to students standalone, library instructional Canvas modules

3. Partner with Online Outreach Librarian to create and coordinate best remote instruction practices to university faculty



Potential 2021-2022 Program Goals

1. Maximize Canvas eLearning Library modules and badges for First Year Experience students and faculty

2. Instruct and promote library as deep web, requiring library science and ACRL Framework dispositions to find, evaluate, and use

3. Research, design, and build the instructional Digital Transformation (Dx) of UWF Libraries

4. Develop Library Science as UWF STEM curriculum

5. Promote and guide enhanced Ask-a-Librarian Live Chat capability in all instruction

6. Continue developing current library tutorials and video instruction

7. Assess librarians' effectiveness of face to face and remote instruction through a reflective and growth mindset

8. Develop remote, specific, library and research instructional programming for all students and faculty



2015-2016 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

View the whole Library Instruction & Information Literacy Assessment Plan in its entirety: