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Library Instruction Services

Information Literacy

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.

- ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education


Information Literacy skills are essential in today's information world. We believe Information Literacy concepts help make us better consumers, producers, and collaborators in the creation and development of information.  We also believe that Information Literacy concepts are closely related to other types of literacies.   

The Library's Instruction Program is committed to providing resources and assistance in multiple area of literacy. If you are interested in working with a librarian on literacy issues for your course, please contact the Information Literacy Librarian and view the resources provided here. 

If you are experiencing problems with our guides and databases, please contact ProfessorJanet S. Ward,, Assistant Director of the Library and Web Services Librarian.