The Library's commitment to Information Literacy, which fosters lifelong skills for academic and personal information seeking, is a central feature of our mission statement and department goals. The Library's student learning outcomes codify specific cognitive, behavioral and affective outcomes that gives direction to all of our instructional efforts. These outcomes are congruent with the Association of College and Research Libraries "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education," a set of nationally recognized standards.
The Library offers a wide variety of instructional services to support classroom teaching and student success. These services include the credit-bearing course ID230: Information Literacy and hands-on workshops covering the following topics:
Librarians will collaborate with you to design an instructional session that meets your students' needs. We encourage tying library instruction to specific course assignments as this typically leads to better student engagement and learning.
To request an instructional session with a librarian, please send an email to the Library.
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Faculty are encouraged to make recommendations for library acquisitions to support student or professional research. To make the best use of our limited resources, librarians will consider how the request will support the needs of the curriculum, assess materials currently owned on the subject and review the overall cost of the item. Requests can be made to Gary Medina, our Collection Services Librarian, or by filling out the Make a Suggestion form online.