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Information Literacy

Librarians and faculty working together have designed library workshops to help students broaden their information literacy skills.  Our goal is for students to increase their information literacy skills and to apply those skills in both their academic and workforce pursuits.  

Who are information literate people? 

"Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn.  They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use the information in such a way that others can learn from them.  They are people prepared for life long learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand." American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Washington D.C., 1989.

Six essential information literacy skills:

  1. Recognizing a need for information
  2. Learning how to use library resources and constructing a strategy to find information
  3. Locating and obtaining information
  4. Determining the most useful information by evaluating and organizing the  information
  5. Using the information
  6. Evaluating the process and final product for quality

What to expect from the library workshops:

  • A clearly defined goal
  • Learn about the library's print collection
  • Learn how to use the library's electronic resources
  • Learn about library services
  • Learn how to evaluate information for authority


 Please select a tab at the top of the page to view the library workshops scheduled at your campus.

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