Information Literacy

Attaining information literacy competency is a long-term process that evolves throughout a student’s academic career. To that end, the library staff works in partnership with faculty to develop skills which will enable our students to:

  • Discern and identify relevant information and diverse resources, and critically evaluate those resources in terms of authorship, authority, point of view, and audience
  • Effectively and efficiently locate resources and materials using the library website, research databases, Internet search engines, and services such as interlibrary loan
  • Synthesize information into meaningful results through the successful completion of writing projects, presentations, and other faculty assignments
  • Understand the ethical implications of scholarship by engaging in discussions about intellectual property rights, plagiarism, and proper citation
  • Understand that information literacy is not only integral to success in academia, but to successfully completing workplace assignments and to attaining personal goals throughout their lifetime

Our initiatives are always evolving. Currently our programs include:

  • Meeting with all students in both ENGL 101 and 102
  • Meeting with Counseling Psychology graduate students in Professional Orientation
  • Providing tutorials and online resources to support students in our hybrid and online courses, as well as students who wish to research independently
  • By faculty request, meeting with students in upper level, major-specific classes to provide subject-specific, in-depth instruction and research support