Information Literacy and Instruction

Library Instructional Services are available to classes, departments, offices, and individuals. The library offers classes on the use and interpretation of library resources in various subject areas and formats. The goal of the instruction program is to teach students to conduct effective research and think critically about the research process.

The Faculty Information Literacy Resources guide offers useful teaching tools and resources for faculty to integrate information literacy into course work.

All library instruction is scheduled and coordinated by the instruction librarian. However, all library faculty participate in the program.

Adelphi Libraries Credo Resource
Site Enrolling in this faculty Moodle resource site will give you the ability to view Credo information literacy content and import it directly into your own course. Credo Information Literacy Modules offer faculty the opportunity to integrate information literacy content directly into Moodle with tutorials, videos, and quizzes that are aligned with AACU and new ACRL standards. While not a substitute for librarian instruction, the modules offer students an introduction to foundational information literacy concepts that, when used in faculty/librarian instruction, will support and reinforce comprehensive and targeted library instruction. This will allow librarians to focus on student specific research needs rather than reviewing basic information literacy pedagogy.

Policy and Procedure:

  • Schedule library instruction by using the Library Instruction e-Form or by contacting your Subject Librarian.
  • Contact the subject librarian AT LEAST three weeks prior to the session to reserve the instruction room and discuss your needs. Since labs are difficult to obtain, please have an alternative date in mind in case the time you request is unavailable.
  • Schedule the library instruction session for a time AFTER students have been given their assignment and will actually need to use the library. The timing of library instruction is CRUCIAL to student motivation and learning.
  • Library instruction sessions will generally not be scheduled during the first week of the semester.
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