Information Literacy Instruction
"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" (ACRL, 2016).
Faculty librarians teach students how to understand their research task, refine their topics, craft research questions, develop search strategies, determine source types, find sources using databases and the internet, and read and evaluate information.
Faculty librarians can work with you to develop a plan for addressing research education in your course. There are many ways librarians can meet teaching and learning needs. We can:
- help you scaffold the research process into your course
- help you embed existing Merced College Library tutorials
- can be used in Canvas as assignments
- design additional tutorials
- develop other assignments, activities, discussion posts, etc.
- create online research guides
Visit the Research Instruction Services guide for more information.