Library Instruction & Information Literacy
Our information literacy program is built upon the national standards of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and is designed to support undergraduate learning and Cal Lutheran's Student Learning Outcomes.
Library instruction is informed by the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which is grounded in six core threshold concepts.
A comparison chart shows how the Framework compares to the previous learning outcomes of the ACRL and AAC&U.
The goal of our program is for information literacy concepts and skills to be embedded across the curriculum with an eye to the following objectives:
- Early introduction: First year students participate in tutorials embedded in their RLTH100 class. These tutorials introduce students to the Framework for Information Literacy, and give them foundational tools for thinking about, accessing, assessing, using, and creating information.
- Build on freshman level skills via information literacy workshops, activities, and assignments in sophomore and junior level courses.
- Integrate advanced information literacy skills and concepts to coincide with research-intensive papers in capstone courses.
Librarians offer various services revolving around information literacy to support faculty:
Help your students make the most of the library's resources. One of our staff will come to your classroom and provide instruction tailored to your subject area.