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    What is Information Literacy? Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit. 

    Galveston College Library Instructional Mission Statement

    The David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library at Galveston College supports the educational mission of Galveston College to provide an open door to learning and 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. Students will be empowered to effectively find, evaluate, manage, apply, and ethically use information in their academic research assignments, future educational endeavors, careers, and as life-long learners in an information-driven society.

    The goals of the information literacy program are to:

    • Promote student use of information resources;
    • Address information literacy outcomes through library instruction;
    • Coordinate information literacy needs for courses or programs;
    • Offer students diverse learning opportunities for achieving outcomes;
    • Encourage effective use of information resources for course assignments;
    • Support students in achieving learning outcomes for information literacy.

    Program Student Learning Outcomes are aligned to the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.

    After participating in library instruction, students will be able to:

    • Identify, select, and access library and information resources relevant to an information need.
    • Identify library resources and availability of resources in order to develop a research plan.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the research process and use it to develop and support a thesis statement.
    • Evaluate the quality, credibility, and appropriateness of information sources.
    • Identify the elements of plagiarism and use information in an ethical and legal manner.

    Supporting Documents and References

    "Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries", American Library Association, September 6, 2006.
    http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/guidelinesinstruction (Accessed February 11, 2021) Document ID: acd2ce00-853a-92f4-198a-c3b504d8b12b
    Houston Community College Libraries Library PSLOs-https://library.hccs.edu/c.php?g=228336&p=4478136
    Texas A & M University Libraries Library Instruction Student Learning Outcomes-https://library.tamu.edu/libraryInstruction/student-learning-outcomes.html