Information Literacy Instruction


How Librarians Help

Shafer Library’s information literacy program seeks to develop learners who are effective consumers and users of information. We can customize instruction sessions to fit into a variety of curriculums. These lessons can cover such skills as developing effective research strategies, navigating the library's databases, and evaluating sources.

ENG 104 & 106

The foundation of our information literacy program is in ENG 104 and 106, where we prepare students to become effective researchers as they enter their disciplines. These instruction sessions teach the following skills:
  • Developing a research strategy (including selecting an appropriate topic, writing a research question, identifying keywords, and conducting pre-research)
  • Using library databases, focusing on Academic Search Complete, to efficiently locate information on a topic

Scheduling an Instruction Session

To see a list of the types of skills we can teach your students, view the Information Literacy Instruction Concepts document. For instructors teaching ENG 104 and 106, we have pre-designed lessons for your classes. Be sure to contact your College Librarian if you have any questions or other specific requests.


When you are ready to schedule a session fill out the following form:


Library Instruction Request Form


Online Tutorials

Don’t have time for an in-class session? Consider using one of our many video tutorials to address information literacy concepts with your students.

Library Video Tutorials

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