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Faculty Services: Instruction


The goal of library instruction is to graduate information-literate students.  An information literate student is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed.
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base.
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally (Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education, 2000).

OU 101: Basic orientation to library services and resources for first-year students (one class period).

EN 112: Tailored instruction on defining research topics, finding relevant sources, understanding types of information for academic writing, evaluating sources, and preventing plagiarism.

UPPER DIVISION: Librarians and faculty members work together to set goals for class sessions, typically in one particular class per major to incorporate discipline-specific information literacy goals. Students gain the necessary skills to carry over to other classes within the major.

GRADUATE: Librarians and graduate faculty select the most appropriate time in the graduate program for this instruction.

ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION: A workshop is presented as part of the LEAP Orientation.

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