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Information Literacy


Information Literacy @ the MassBay Libraries

What is Information Literacy?:
Information literacy is "the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evalute, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand."  -  Association of American Colleges and Universities

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning. - ACRL Frameworks, 2015

MassBay Library’s Information Literacy and Library Instruction program works to build collaborations with faculty to help students acquire the skills needed to find, analyze, evaluate, and use information effectively, efficiently, and ethically.

To facilitate the development of information literacy skills by:

1. Providing both formal and informal instruction in the classroom and online
2. Collaborating with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum
3. To use reference interactions as opportunities to teach
4. Assessing effectiveness to continuously refine and improve methods and practices
 5.To maintain knowledge of current best practices, standards, and pedagogy

Why Work With a MassBay Librarian?

We know the MassBay Collections and Resources!  We work with the electronic and print resources everyday and can help students match their research questions to appropriate and available resources.

We do research on research! We keep up with the latest sources of information, electronic, print and on the Internet; and with the most efficient ways to access and search them.

Because we want to enhance student learning and outcomes we research on how students' research.   We want to teach students to use information effectively and ethically, and to think critically.


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