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Instruction Program Goals and Objectives

Activities in the teaching and understanding of information literacy are provided. Library users will learn to find, locate, retrieve, evaluate, use, and value information resources through learner-centered instructional programs, initiatives, and materials. The Program provides independent, individual, and group instruction through point-of-use, course-integrated, web-based, and workshop sessions.

Library Instruction Learning Objectives include:

  • Become familiar with library facilities, organization, resources, and services.
  • Learn how to find books, periodical articles, and other resources.
  • Understand the basics of doing library research.
  • Learn how to find and evaluate information on the Internet.
  • Understand that further help is available through contact at the Information Desk and/or subject librarians.

Specific Course Objectives include helping users to accomplish the following:

  • Analyze a topic and identify key concepts.
  • Formulate a successful search strategy.
  • Understand and use controlled vocabulary and thesauri.
  • Select and use appropriate print and electronic research tools for their particular assignment/discipline.
  • Critically evaluate sources regarding their relevancy, authority, accuracy, objectivity, content, and currency.
  • Integrate these information literacy concepts and skills into their academic experience and apply them to a field of study.