Library Instruction Goal and Objectives
Goal: To increase professional and public awareness of the need for library instruction and
information literacy. Provide expert assistance, instruction, and an innovative suite of user
• To enable students to determine the nature and extent of their
• To train students to access needed information effectively and efficiently.
• To train students to critically evaluate information and its sources.
• To equip students with an understanding of economic, legal, and social issues
surrounding information use, so that they may access and use information
ethically and legally.
Types of Instruction
• Instructional Sessions
The aim of library orientation is to inform students about the services provided
by the James E. Shepard Memorial Library and when, where and how these can
be accessed. Basic information about the library’s resources and services are
presented including general policies, the online catalog and electronic resources.