Schedule an IL Session
Are you interested in having a librarian come to your classroom for an Information Literacy session? We work with all disciplines and all levels and would be happy to cater the session to your students' needs.
Please contact Maureen Williams, Coordinator of Information Literacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5541 to schedule a session.
What is Information Literacy?
The Information Literacy program at Neumann University is run by the Library. It aims to teach students the critical thinking skills and ability to locate, retrieve, analyze and use information. In this academic setting, these are the skills needed to find, understand and appropriately use resources to complete papers, assignments, and other school work. However, these skills have a lifelong application and will be invaluable as students search for jobs and begin their professional careers.
We often make assumptions about students' information literacy and technology skills that are not true. The fact that our students are 'digital natives' does not mean that they are adept at every part of the online research process. The following are assumptions that many people make about college students:
- They understand what research is, and have successfully searched for supporting materials before
- They understand citing, and what the different 'parts' of a citation are (volume, issue, access date, etc)
- They know not to use Wikipedia as a source
- They know how to turn a topic into a thesis
- They have taken a book out of a library, or searched an online library catalog before
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