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What is Information Literacy

Information Literacy is a term commonly used to describe a set of abilities that enables individuals to evaluate and choose information critically from a range of sources, and use information effectively and ethically.

Instruction Program Goals

Lower Level Undergraduate

Library instruction at this level seeks to introduce baseline information literacy skills and to familiarize students with fundamental concepts.  Topics covered include accessing and evaluating information effectively and efficiently.  The second-year focuses on strengthening and transferring skills from the previous year.  

Upper Level Undergraduate

Library instruction at this level may introduce specialized or discipline-specific resources, advanced searching, and more sophisticated evaluative techniques. 

Graduate

Graduate instruction sessions focus on deepening the foundation of student information literacy skills and developing their advanced specialized information literacy skills for their discipline. 

How can Information Literacy Instruction help your students

Through a blend of services and modes of delivery (face-to-face, online, distance), students have the opportunity to learn about: 

  • library resources;
  • how to formulate a research strategy;
  • how find and choose credible sources;
  • how to avoid plagiarism;

What expertise do UH-D librarians have?

Librarians have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. They are experts in the organization, evaluation, and retrieval of information. 

Do you have questions about our library instruction program?

We are happy to work with instructors to integrate IL activities and assignments into courses. 

To request a library instruction session submit this form. If you have questions, please contact the Liaison Librarian for your department or the Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator. 

The Information Literacy Instruction Program supports the teaching and research needs of faculty, staff, and the community, but the primary focus is the education of undergraduate and graduate students.