James Madison University
Libraries & Educational Technologies
Information Literacy Program
We collaborate with faculty to develop information literate students.
What is "Information Literacy"?
Information literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and use it effectively. This set of skills is essential in today's world. Student development of information literacy is a process that spans the four-year college experience.
The library collaborates with instructional faculty to help students develop information literacy at the basic and field specific levels:
Librarians are available to collaborate with faculty to design resource-based assignments that provide students with an opportunity to practice and refine their information literacy skills.
The library liaison program provides a librarian for each academic department to support integrating information literacy into the curriculum of the major. Liaison librarians collaborate with faculty to design assignments, deliver instruction (in person and online), and assess learning.
In addition the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy gateway provides many helpful resources.
For more information about the information literacy program, contact:
Jenne McCabe Klotz
Director of Library Instruction
James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies