Information Literacy Program
Information literacy is more than technological literacy, and much more than just learning how to use the library. Information literacy is an essential skill for lifelong learning in the 21st century. Information literate students are able to effectively find, evaluate and synthesize information. They are able to use information effectively to make complex decisions and solve complex problems.
The MacPháidín Library Information Literacy program seeks to support and collaborate with faculty to achieve the goal of literate students
About the Program
The ALA defines information literacy as the ability of an individual to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information." It is our goal to have all students become proficient in all the ACRL compentency standards.
All classes are welcome to utilize the librarians for information literacy instruction.
Information Literacy Instruction
Achieving competency in information literacy is not acquired outside of the course curriculum, but integrated through it's content. Information literacy is integrated through the curriculum using student centered techniques such as problem-based learning, evidence-based learning and inquiry learning.
Creating Effective Research Assignments
Librarians are happy to work cooperatively with faculty to create assignments that best utilize the resources of the collection in achieving the outcomes the faculty member is seeking.
Notable instruments that we have created to assist students in achieving information literacy competencies will be collected here, so that all professors can benefit from the wisdom of their colleagues.
Students are assessed on their progress toward achieving their competence in information literacy. Assessing student outcomes enables librarians to develop methods to measure student learning within the context of Stonehill's unique mission.
For more information contact Heather Perry.