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Information Literacy

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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

information need.

• 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

  •     Orientation

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.