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Faculty Toolkit

Resources for faculty on information literacy, library instruction and other library services.

About the Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide the LU and LIT faculty with resources about information literacy and how the librarians can assist them.

Our IL program bases its foundation on the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

As part of our Instruction Programs we offer:

  • Assistance with the creation of assignments that stress information literacy standards
  • Instruction sessions on library research
  • Embedded librarian in courses to provide research assistance
  • Tutorials and learning modules for students
  • And more, if you have an idea please call us.

Information Literacy: Defined

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."

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LU's Reference & Instruction Librarians

Michael Saar - Interim Instruction Coordinator

Karen Nichols - Coordinator of Reference Services

Carmen Doering - Distance Learning/Electronic Services

Scott Crawford - Reference/Instruction and Government Documents


Contact Info:

Mary and John Gray Library

Lamar University

PO Box 10021

Beaumont, TX 77710

SMS: 409-209-9411

Phone: 409-880-7264


Content and arrangement of this LibGuide is borrowed from The Faculty IL Toolkit created by Middlesex Community College Librarians. Original site is located at