Purpose of this Site
Information Literacy a Necessity in the 21st Century
The challenges of the 21st century require that an educated person be literate in many mediums. Reading and writing in the paper and ink world alone leaves the student unprepared for the real life workplace where they will encounter information, valid or not, coming from a variety of sources and media. It is necessary in this age to be information literate. That means to be able to read, understand, evaluate and communicate in a variety of platforms.
This website is designed to help the student work with the array of information resources available through Warner Memorial Library and where ever they may encounter relevant materials for their academic studies. We hope that they will use this tool to improve the way they approach the research process, assess information resources and produce work that is of high academic value.
What is Health Information Literacy?
The Medical Library Association relates that "Health Information Literacy is the set of abilities needed to: recognize a health information need; identify likely information sources and use them to retrieve relevant information; assess the quality of the information and its applicability to a specific situation; and analyze, understand, and use the information to make good health decisions."
The mission of Eastern University Libraries is to provide information access and research instruction to all of Eastern University’s communities; making a difference in the world, church, and individuals through Christian higher education.
Warner Memorial Library serves all academic constituencies with the provision of organized collections of books and media, online resources, reference, and research instruction.The Austen K. deBlois Library of Palmer Theological Seminary serves Eastern University by providing theological resources and services to the seminary, graduate, undergraduate, and alumni communities of Eastern University.
Eastern University Libraries adhere to the Characteristics of Excellence applicable to libraries from the Middle States Association on Higher Education; and the standards of the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries. The Austen K. deBlois Library also conforms to standards of the Association of Theological Schools. We assess our service through regular surveys of faculty and students.
Warner Library website - Revision: 1-23-2012
This site originally funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) 2009 Small Projects Award.