What is information literacy? Information literacy is identifying, finding, evaluating, and using information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to assess resources' quality, credibility, and validity and give proper credit.
Why offer library instruction? Library instruction is one of the best ways to introduce students to the Library and develop research skills. Students with the skills to find, evaluate, and use information are more successful in their classrooms and will be successful life-long learners.
The David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library at Galveston College supports the educational mission of Galveston College to provide an open door to learning, extend accessible educational opportunities to students, and provide high-quality educational programs and services.
Working collaboratively with the faculty, students, and college community, the Library's Information Literacy Program promotes student success through outreach and library instruction by teaching core competencies in information literacy. The information literacy sessions aim to empower students to find, evaluate, manage, apply and ethically use information in their academic research assignments, future educational endeavors, careers, and as lifelong learners in an information-driven society.
The goals of the program are to:
Following library instruction, students will achieve program learning outcomes aligned with the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, enabling them to: