Library Instructional Services Mission Statement
The Library provides both class and individual instruction in the development of search strategies and the evaluation of sources, in the use of specific sources, and in the use of the Internet for academic purposes. The effectiveness and success of the instructional services program depends on the close collaboration of librarians and classroom faculty. Faculty members are encouraged to request course-specific single instructional sessions on the use of information resources. The liaison librarian for the specific school will whenever possible conduct these sessions.
The Instructional Services librarian teaches two for credit courses; GS103 Introduction to Effective Library Use and GS 113 Electronic Research in the College Library. All the reference librarians offer reference assistance by appointment to students, and faculty and staff from their liaison areas.
To foster the development of information literacy, the ability to locate, evaluate and use information, enabling students to successfully meet curricular requirements and to become independent life-long learners.
- Provide instruction in information technology tools to faculty and librarians to assist them in their duties.
- Enable students to develop proficiency in using information resources for curricular assignments.
- Provide an appropriate mix of activities and resources to promote information literacy.
- Work with faculty to develop in students the ability to produce a text report of the results of research
- Workshop series to provide more in-depth instruction than the library orientation lectures, but less that the 15 session credit courses. Workshops would be primarily targeted to faculty, graduate students, and access students.
- Series of modules that can be integrated into regular course work to pinpoint one aspect of the information literacy process.