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Information Literacy: Info Lit

Library Information Literacy Program

How to schedule an information literacy session?

Please take the following steps to schedule a session:

  • Check our Information Literacy Session Calendar to make sure our lab is available, if your class will be using the library's lab.
  • Review our Information Literacy Instruction Menu to begin customizing the session for your students' needs. 
  • Complete the Information Literacy Session Request form and we will contact you to confirm your session and collaborate on any other details needed.
  • Before the session, please provide your students with rationale as to why they will be attending an Information Literacy session and make them aware of the assignment details before the session.

How to request an online module, tutorial, or course guide to be created for a specific course?

If you are teaching a hybrid or online course and would like us to build a module or tutorial for your students to complete, please complete the Module/Tutorial Request form.

If you would like for us to create a course guide specific for your course without a session, please complete the Course Guide Request form. For an example, access our subject guides and you will find course guides included for previous sessions. 

What do we provide with our program?

The library offers instruction sessions to the university at large, with a primary emphasis on teaching students how to use our resources for their assignments.  The library works with the first-year English program to introduce incoming first-year students to the library and our services, and we provide instruction to many other courses within the majors, ranging from lower-level to advanced, upper-level research courses.  We tailor our instruction sessions to meet the specific demands of each class by working with the instructor to determine what the session should include. We often demonstrate how to use our databases, online catalog, and web guides to seek information on specific topics.  We also provide instruction related to finding credible information on the Internet, citations, borrowing materials from other institutions, and other information-seeking skills.  Courses within the majors are typically taught by the area's library liaison. 

What is the space like?

Our Library Instruction lab in the Jackson Library primarily serves as a space for librarians to provide Lander students instruction in using library resources for their classes and for building information literacy skills.  The room is designed to provide each student with a computer to allow them to follow the lesson. 

The lab is located on the Main Floor of the Jackson Library in Room 243 and contains 30 computers and a SMARTBoard. We can accommodate larger class sizes by coming to your classroom. The room can also be booked for one-time use for supplemental classroom instruction; however, library information literacy instruction sessions have priority over other requests.  

Students use the lab for general computing when it is not in use for information literacy instruction sessions.