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Library Services for Faculty: Library Research Instruction - Information Literacy

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Shared Testimonies

Eastern University Testimonies from faculty and students:

Dear Joy,
I am writing to thank you for teaching the Information Literacy Session in my Africa's Triple Heritage and the Modern World course the other day. 
I will begin by saying that this was the first time I scheduled such a session for my course and I am now convinced that I have been missing out by not doing that in the previous years. I believe that the information you conveyed will make a significant difference in the quality of the work the students will produce when they submit their term papers in a few weeks' time.
Not only did you establish very good rapport with the class and then build on that to communicate a wealth of valuable information, you surprised me by unveiling a dedicated page you had taken the time to develop specifically for this class! I was so impressed by that, as were the students who specifically spoke about it when I subsequently discussed the session with them. Indeed, they uniformly commented that they deemed the session to be a beneficial addition to the course. And when asked whether they would recommend a similar session be included in future editions of the course they all spoke in support of the idea.
Again, I thank you for your availability and, especially, your effectiveness in providing this important piece of instruction for my class.
John Montiero, Sociology

Good afternoon,

     I came to you about a month ago for help with my research paper on the origins of yoga for College Writing. I had started my research but I was not sure that I was finding reliable sources and was worried that I would do very poorly on the paper. We only met for a little while but you already had good sources ready for me. You were so helpful and I ended up getting and A on the research paper! I know that without that meeting I would not have done so well. Thank you for all of your help and I will definitely recommend having this kind of meeting to other people.

Tomorrow B.- Montgomery

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Information Literacy - What is it?

According to ACRL's New Framework for Information Literacy, "information literacy is considered to extend the arc of learning throughout a student's academic career and as converging with other academic and social learning goals."

Information Literacy is defined as a set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of the 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.

*From Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Adopted by ACRL Board, January 11, 2016. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework

Scheduling a Class

How can I schedule a Research Instruction Class (Information Literacy) ?

Contact Joy Dlugosz via email. Include the course title and section, when you are teaching and a couple dates that you would have available. If possible please include the course syllabus. We find it beneficial to examine the syllabus and to earmark research assignments. Many times faculty have us come at the time a research assignment is beginning.

Your Librarian

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Joy Dlugosz
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Librarian for Public Service, Administration & Research

Warner Memorial Library
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
610-225-5660