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Information Literacy Instruction

The goal of Information Literacy (IL) instruction at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-Conroe is to teach the skills needed to support the development of information literacy in each student. According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) an information-literate student is able to: 

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally.

Librarians play an important role in developing the information-literate student. IL instruction sessions at LSC-Montgomery and LSC-Conroe are specifically developed to cover several key elements listed above, and the librarians have identified goals and learning outcomes that reflect the unique material covered during these sessions. While the learning outcomes for IL sessions differ from the course learning outcomes, each IL session is customized to support the student in meeting the outcomes of the course. 

View the LSC-Montgomery Library Information Literacy Curriculum

Information Literacy Session Types

Customized Library Instruction to Support Course Learning Outcomes and Assignments

All information literacy instruction sessions are customized to meet course specific learning outcomes and assignments. Sessions can be designed to provide a basic introduction to library services, basic research skills, or advanced research skills. 

A basic Introduction to College Research is offered in two parts. The first part is designed to meet the learning outcomes for EDUC 1300 and the second part is designed to meet the learning outcomes for ENGL 1301. 


Module 1 Information Literacy Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Define different types of authority
  • Determine credibility of an information source
  • Match information needs and search strategies with appropriate search tools
  • Identify the resources and services offered at LSC-Montgomery Library
  • Utilize institutional resources to locate information
  • Cite the contributing work of others in their own information production

 

Module 2 Information Literacy Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Determine the initial scope of the task required to meet their information needs
  • Match information needs and search strategies with appropriate search tools
  • Design and refine needs and search strategies based on search results
  • Use different types of searching language appropriately (controlled vocabulary, natural language, etc.)
  • Manage searching processes and results effectively
  • Utilize institutional resources to locate information