What do picking a research topic, formatting a bibliography, evaluating resources, and understanding algorithmic bias in Google search results have in common? They are all aspects of information literacy.
Our librarians work collaboratively with faculty and instructors to help students develop information literacy skills and comprehension supportive of academic coursework and lifelong learning goals. We believe that information literacy is an integral part of a liberal arts education. Our profession has been actively engaged with developing a definition of information literacy for higher education for many years. Currently, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education offers this definition:
Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
Our ongoing collaboration with the Rhetoric Department is an ideal partnership:
Librarians are available to consult with you on a variety of topics to support your teaching, and to support your own research needs and interests.
In addition, we also have:
Use this form to contact us and start the collaboration today!
For more information, please contact:
Undergraduate Engagement Librarians
Head, Research & Library Instruction
Directory of Subject Specialists