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Faculty Resources & Services: Information Literacy Instruction

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Introduction to Information Literacy

To schedule an Information Literacy class, please sign up here.

Warner Library offers Information Literacy Instruction Classes that you can schedule for your class. These classes are held in room 119 of the library, and we can give the students an in-depth tour of the library as well. These classes can be standard, or they can be tailored to your class.

Sample IL instruction topics include:

  • Introduction to Warner Library
  • Choosing the best database for your research
  • Evaluating online resources (CRAAP)
  • Effective searching in databases
  • Power Searching with Google
  • Finding Images

One of the primary functions of the librarians at Warner Library is to teach information literacy, a complex set of skills necessary not only for research, but also for full participation in society. We use the ACRL Frameworks to inform all instruction, CRAAP for evaluating web sources, and a skills-based set for introductory instruction.

Our Fake News LibGuide (linked below) focuses on how to evaluate web-based resources using the CRAAP method, an evidenced based system that encourages critical and analytical thinking, is efficient, and eliminates checklists.