Information Literacy

Information Literacy at Midway College

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 Little Memorial Library promotes the development of information literate students and faculty by offering the following types of instruction:
General library orientation -- An introduction to the basic resources and services the library offers including collections, library web site, interlibrary loan, and circulation polices.
Information Literacy session – Includes instruction on searching electronic databases, evaluating web sites, and avoiding plagiarism.
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 Cathy Reilender Director of Library Services, at (859) 846-5315 or We look forward to working with you and to assisting your students to become more information literate.