Information literacy is the ability to think critically about finding and using information for a specific purpose, whether for educational research, on the job decision making, or personal need. Our mission at the Meriam Library is to incorporate information literacy into the university curriculum by focusing our efforts on teaching students these skills during the process of research. Being able to develop a quality research question, and to locate, evaluate, and successfully synthesize that information into a quality research product are critical components of college success. We believe that teaching information literacy skills within the context of course-related research will not only improve student research, but also allow students to apply and transfer these skills to other domains, both in their college careers, and beyond.
To help faculty members incorporate information literacy into their courses, the library has put together the following information literacy modules corresponding to the specific learning outcomes of the Information Literacy Program. You may also schedule library instruction or meet with the Information Literacy Coordinator to discuss assignment design if you would like help incorporating these modules into a particular class assignment.
The information literate California State University, Chico student will:
Outcome #1: Identify a research question and craft a clear, manageable thesis.
Outcome #2: Skillfully find information related to their research question.
Outcome #3: Think critically in order to evaluate and synthesize information into their research product.
Thinking Critically About:
Outcome #4: Ethically use information.
Each of these powerpoint presentations are available for use in all of your courses. To use them, just open the powerpoint and save it. You can also upload the presentations into your BBLearn course.
Information Literacy Coordinator
Meriam Library, 212