Whether you want students to develop their topic or search complex databases, course integrated library instruction is the best way to improve your students research skills.
We offer a variety of instruction options for both online and face to face courses including:
Michael Saar - Head, Information Literacy and Assessment
Carmen Doering - Reference and Instruction Librarian
Scott Crawford - Reference and Instruction Librarian
Information Literacy (IL) refers to the ability to recognize a need for information and to find, analyze, and synthesize related material from books, articles, websites and more.
How Can IL Benefit Students?
A 2017 survey of 42,000 students in more than 1,700 courses at 12 major research universities showed that:
How Can IL Benefit Faculty?
Students who are information literate are better able to come up with workable topics for their papers, research those topics iindependently, and write papers that conform to rigorous academic standards.