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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.

Providing Library Instruction during COVID-19

Although the library facilities remain closed during COVID-19, our librarians are still available to provide your class with library instruction using the following methods:

1. Librarians can provide virtual online instruction through Zoom video conferencing. Some of the benefits of this method include real-time discussion where students can ask questions and view a live demonstration of how to use library databases and other search tools. Zoom sessions can also be recorded and shared with students who were unable to attend the live session. Live sessions would work well for those faculty holding their own live class sessions through Zoom. Library instruction can be scheduled during a regularly held class session or another agreed upon time with the librarian. Use the following link to request library instruction through Zoom.

2. Librarians can also accommodate more traditional online instruction models, by creating accessible learning objects or online tutorials that can be shared with your students. This method of instruction would work well for courses being taught in a more asynchronous learning environment.  Learning objects like class guides, instructional videos or other interactive tutorials can be accessed at any time, providing a bit more flexibility for students who can view or complete them in their own time and at their own convenience. For more information and to request an online tutorial use the following link.

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. 

Meet our instruction librarians

Library Instruction Calendar