Information Literacy is defined as having the ability to recognize when information is needed and to be able to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. (American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
The Midway College Library promotes the development of information literate students and faculty by offering the following types of instruction:
• General library orientation and information literacy session – Includes an overview of library services and resources such as the online catalog, interlibrary loan, and reference materials. Also includes instruction on searching periodical databases and evaluating Internet web sites.
• Specific research session – We can focus on the best resources to use for a specific assignment or research area.
• A combination of the above or something totally different – We are willing to work with you to create any session that you feel would benefit your students.
• Faculty workshops and training – We can also “train the trainers” to infuse information literacy into courses and assignments.
Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to help improve student performance on papers and research assignments. To schedule a session, or for more information, contact Carrie Lewis, Reference Librarian, at (859) 846-5839 or email@example.com. We look forward to working with you and to assisting your students to become more information literate.