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Library Instruction Program
During Fall 2020, library instruction will generally be conducted online.
The mission of Milne Library’s instruction program is to educate and assist library users with their research needs. The academic faculty librarians accomplish this by collaborating with teaching professors to support course objectives and specific assignments in student-centered instruction.
Goals of the Library Instruction Program
We teach frameworks and skills related to locating, evaluating, and integrating information into academic work.
The goals for which we assess the instruction program are:
Locate information using library resources.
- Identify types of information needed for completing assignments.
- Search effectively and efficiently for relevant information, evidence, and data.
- Develop search terms for use in general and subject-specific databases.
Evaluate information for credibility and authority.
- Evaluate the quality of information obtained.
- Determine the scholarly merits of information.
- Recognize the variety of factors in the production, access, and use of information.
Integrate information into projects.
- Use information responsibly and ethically.
- Recognize discipline-specific citation requirements.
- Share information in a variety of platforms and media.
Sample Instruction Sessions:
- Scholarly and popular sources
- Navigating an academic article
- Credible and authoritative sources
- Structuring a meaningful database search
- Citing, citation styles, and citation managers Introducing students to library resources
- Annotated bibliography or literature review
- Plagiarism and paraphrasing