Information Literacy Defined

image of booksInformation Literacy means being able to:

  • **find needed information
  • **use information effectively and ethically
  • **evaluate information for accuracy, timeliness, and bias

For a more detailed definition, see the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education   (Association of College and Research Libraries).

Information Literacy Frameworks, Standards, and Rubrics

Library Instruction Sessions and Research Consultations

Library Instruction Sessions

Library instruction sessions are typically hour-long classes that are tailored to cover topics related to a particular course.  Sessions may be longer or shorter, depending on the materials covered and faculty needs.

Research Consultations

Research consultations are one-on-one meetings with professional librarians for extended assistance and may be requested by faculty, staff, or students. 

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