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Information Literacy Instruction (ILI)

What do your students need to know?

We offer course and subject research guides that teach your students about research resources outside of class-based library sessions.


What do you need to know?

Meaningful library instruction connects information resources relevant to your students’ course work through successful library research assignment design as well as other factors related to successful library instruction.  See our guidelines for library instruction sessions.


Want to know more about us?

Instruction at Armacost Library is based on our teaching philosophy and informed by the Association of College & Research Libraries's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

Information Literacy: A Definition

Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. 

Information literacy is the 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.  (ACRL Framework).

First Year Seminar Library Instruction

The overall goal of the First Year Seminar Information Literacy sessions is to introduce students to fundamental library resources and services, and develop students' critical inquiry in the context of our culture of information.  Students will need to form critical habits of mind in relation to information consumption, production, and dissemination and learn about the vast universe of academic and non-academic resources available to them in our library, other libraries, and elsewhere.

Gabriela Sonntag -- Director & Social Sciences Librarian

Gabriela Sonntag
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm or by appointment.

Les Canterbury -- Natural Sciences Librarian

Les Canterbury
Live on Chat during Reference shifts. Available by appointment.

Lua Gregory -- Education, English, & Modern Languages Librarian

Lua Gregory
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00, Thursdays, 2:00-4:00, and by appointment.

Janelle Julagay -- Business Librarian

Janelle Julagay
Office hours In-person: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 AM until 12 noon, and Fridays 10 AM-11AM Online-only: Thursdays 6-9PM

Shana Higgins -- Interdisciplinary & Area Studies Librarian

Bill Kennedy -- Humanities Librarian

Bill Kennedy
On Sabbatical Leave - Spring 2016

Paige Mann -- Physical Sciences Librarian

Paige Mann
Office Hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm
and by appointment

Sanjeet Mann -- Arts Librarian

Sanjeet Mann

Office hours:
By appointment