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Resources for Faculty: Information Literacy Instruction

This guide is intended to assist faculty and staff in using the library's resources and services.

Schedule a Class

To schedule an information literacy instruction session for your class, please fill out the online form located HERE.

Information Literacy Instruction

Information Literacy is the ability to find, use, evaluate, and articulate information. These skills are essential in order to achieve success in college and life. The librarians at the Hammermill Library are available to come to your classes and teach information literacy year-round.

Location:

We are available to teach information literacy in your assigned classroom or with prior notification we can reserve a room in the library where your class can meet and the instruction can take place. This is particularly useful for classes that would benefit from a tour of the library or classes where the instructor would like to give the students time after the instruction to work and research in the library.

Time:

We can teach during part or all of your regular class meeting time or during another time barring scheduling conflicts.

Content:

The topics covered in information literacy instruction can be catered to your student's needs:

  • Basic library instruction (e.i. searching for books and journals, navigating the library's website, searching databases, LibGuides, etc.)
  • Focus on researching (e.i. evaluating resources, advanced searching, citation tools, etc.)
  • Assignment or topic specific instruction (e.i. searching subject-specific databases, inter-library loan, finding resources based on assignment requirements, etc.)

Of course, we can instruct on any combination of these topics and expand upon them.


To schedule an information literacy instruction session for your class, please fill out the online form located HERE.