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.

Basic Skills

Information literacy is integrated into the curriculum of General Education Cluster One (Foundational Skills). The components of the instruction program are:

Skills in the Major Field of Study

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. 

For more information about the information literacy program, contact:

Jenne Klotz
Director of Library Instruction
klotzjm@jmu.edu