The MacPháidín Library Information Literacy program seeks to provide each student with the opportunity to become information literate. It is the vision of the program to provide research skills that will enable students to successfully find and utilize information for success in work and life. The reference librarians seek to actively partner with faculty in developing students with the skills they will need to effectively manage information.
As information professionals, librarians are skilled in assisting students in the use of information resources. In collaboration with faculty librarians aim to teach the students the skills of indentifying, finding, evaluating and utliizing information. In order to effectively reach all students at a variety of different points in their Stonehill experience, the Information Literacy program utilizes several different instructional formats. Students will have the opportunity to interact with librarians one-on-one, or in small groups, in a formal classroom setting, through electronic media, and through printed information literacy materials.
The program has the following objectives:
- To offer all freshmen basic Information Literacy Instruction through their General Education classes specifically GH100 and GR100.
- To provide all sophomores the opportunity to have targeted instruction through their Learning Community.
- To provide all students with the opportunity to have discipline specific information literacy instruction offered through disciplinary courses. This is intended to give student advanced instruction in the information tools that will be most relevant to their future goals.
- To provide outreach to all students to seek out library staff for their information needs, including but not limited to senior theses, SURE research, and independent research projects.
- To consult with faculty about incorporating research and information literacy into their courses.
- To provide corse-integrated instruction in collaboration with faculty to achieve their course objectives and learning goals.
- To provide printed and electronic resources to support information literacy.