Information Literacy Publications
What is Information Literacy
Information literacy is a core of educational competencies for managing information. Problem-based, resource-based, critical thinking-based instruction prepares students for real-life situations whose outcomes depend upon information competence.
North Georgia College & State University, all our
librarian-provided research instruction is based on these five learning
While these serve as guiding objectives, the instruction provided by librarians will be unique to the discipline, the course, the assignment, and the instructor's learning objectives for students. To be a truly enriching experience, this instruction must be created in full collaboration with the course instructor.
- Librarians work with classroom faculty to create unique instruction for each course, integrating presentation, lecture and activities.
- Librarians stay current in using and organizing information resources, and are professionals at educating users about effective research.
- Library faculty can help you accomplish information literacy outcomes with your students. The librarians focus on the NGCSU Information Literacy Outcomes identified as “library” or “library/instructor” collaboration.
- Librarians teach how to use information resources and research materials and methods linked to your courses and assignments.
- Librarians address information literacy outcomes and assessment plans within the context of helping students complete your research project.
- Librarians collaborate - Talk with your liaison librarian; share your syllabus, your assignments, and sample topics. With this information, librarians can support your educational goals using relevant examples and resources your students need.
- Librarians can talk with you about assessment options that work. Realistically, 1-3 outcomes are reasonable for a 50-minute research session. Do you need ideas for outcomes? Take a look at the Library Instruction Menu that incorporates the NGCSU Information Literacy Outcomes.
- Talk to librarians about assignments planned before or after our session that might prepare for and reinforce learning. Consider embedding assessment of specific information literacy skills within your assignments.
- Discuss your assignment with a librarian, as it relates to the library’s collections and holdings. What resources are you asking students to use? We can enlighten each other about newer, better, more user-friendly sources.
- Your presence and participation in classroom instruction is critical to success.