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Information Literacy Instruction

The purpose of Information Literacy Instruction is to facilitate students’ engagement in creative and critical thinking about research and information resources. Our work supports students’ development as knowledge creators, lifelong learners, and participants in scholarly and academic conversations. The Library Learning Outcomes describe the breadth of our program and provide a sense of how our instruction can help meet your goals for student research. For example, librarians

  • Provide direct in-person instruction
  • Create online, web-based tools targeted to your particular course and assignment
  • Collaborate with instructors to design research assignments that make the best use of CMU Library resources and ensure student success
  • Provide one-credit course, LIB197 Introduction to Library Information Research

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The Information Literacy Instruction sessions are designed to assist faculty to integrate information literacy skill training into course content. Subject librarians will teach students how to access and use information effectively by fostering information independence and critical thinking.

  • Usually covers:
    • The library's system of organizing materials and the structure of the literature of the subject field
    • Research methodologies appropriate to the academic discipline
    • Specific resources and finding tools: library catalog, scholarly published journals, databases etc.
    • Evaluate the credibility of information and information sources
  • We can provide:
    • Multiple sessions embedded into department curriculum
    • One time training with tailed information for special research need
    • Orientation programs for graduate and undergraduate students
    • Advanced database searching skill training with hands-on experiences
    • Introduction to library services
    • Implement library research elements into class assignments
    • Provide customized electronic course guide as needed and specified

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