University Libraries

Library Instruction

Brooks Library supports the development and application of information literacy practices through support instruction and curriculum design. Our goal is to assist students in understanding how to access, use, and create information. We align our instruction to the information literacy definition and information literacy concepts identified by the Association of College and Research Libraries:

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.[i]

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy:

  • Authority is Constructed & Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

What we provide:

  • Support for 184 course instruction
  • Online library instruction, we’ll work with you to design a Canvas module specific to your class—Request instruction
  • Online tutorials to help you use library tools and information resources
  • Research guides, course-specific and topic-specific
  • Curriculum consultations, assistance with assignment design—contact a subject librarian
  • Ready to use Canvas modules available in Canvas Commons entitled:
    • Citation Fundamentals
    • Digital Citizenship - Plagiarism
    • Understanding "Fake News"
    • UNIV101 - Library Session
    • 184 - Library Module
  • In-person library instruction, in your classroom or the library (Currently not offered during physical library closure)

Information Literacy Support

Student's Level

 

What’s Available:

 

Target Information Literacy Concepts

 

First Year

 

UNIV101 Library Component

 

 

  • Canvas Module:
    • Basic strategies to evaluate resources
    • Distinguishing popular and scholarly sources
    • Introduction to library search engine
xxx 184 Course Support
  • Canvas module or in-person about:
    • Defining scholarly research
    • Bias awareness
    • Search strategies
    • Approaches to evaluating information
ENG101

 

*content taught at request of instructor

  • Research topic development
  • Exploring the purpose of preliminary research
  • Library resources, tools, and material
ENG102

 

*content taught at request of instructor

  • Strategies for starting research
  • Question development
  • Subject databases
  • Defining what makes a research topic scholarly
Sophomore

 

ENG101

 

*content taught at request of instructor

  • Research topic development
  • Exploring the purpose of preliminary research
  • Library resources, tools, and material
ENG102

 

*content taught at request of instructor

  • Strategies for starting research
  • Question development
  • Subject databases
  • Defining what makes a research topic scholarly
Junior

 

Subject-specific library instruction

 

Defined based on course requirements and student needs

 

Senior

 

Subject-specific library instruction

 

Defined based on course requirements and student needs

 

Graduate

 

Subject-specific library instruction

 

Defined based on course requirements and student needs

 

Requesting instruction:

Subject-specific library instruction is available to students at any level. Faculty can request instruction for their classes through our online form.

 


[i] American Library Association. (2015, February 2). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Association of College & Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework

 

 

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