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Information Literacy Faculty Tutorial

Information Literacy and Library Research Instruction

The purpose of Seminole State's Information Literacy Instruction Program is to enhance students' ability to locate, gather and evaluate information in any format. Overall objectives are to support the College's curricula and participate in the academic communication process to promote lifelong learning skills and continuous educational achievement. Information Literacy (IL) is also available in online courses via the Embedded Librarian.

 An information-literate individual is able to:

  • Identify the nature and extent of the information needed
  • Find the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Apply information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Acknowledge sources of information and the ethical, legal and socio-economic issues surrounding information

Faculty on the Library Committee recently identified that it should not be the librarian's mission alone to incorporate information literacy into instruction, but should be the responsibility of all faculty to have the same understanding and share these principles with students in their courses. To that end, the committee asked that a tool be created that would provide a uniform understanding of information literacy, and to provide examples of how this can be worked into assignments and the curriculum. Providing information on information literacy also addresses the requirement that faculty add information literacy to their syllabi in compliance with student learning outcomes and the curriculum to SLOs matrix.

An Information Literacy Resources for Faculty guide was developed to meet this need. This is an interactive LibGuide that provides information, standards and helpful tools for curriculum development. Librarians are available to work with faculty further in developing assignments, Web pages and resources that will address information literacy.

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