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.
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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 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).
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.