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BILS (Building Information Literacy Skills) Tutorial

A text and video tutorial that will introduce students to the research process and Bunch Library

BILS (Building Information Literacy Skills)

What is information literacy?

"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." (ACRL)

Basically, you are information literate if you know how to learn. This is a crucial set of skills for any profession because things change! In your career, whether it be nursing, teaching, or music business, you will be responsible for keeping up with changing knowledge, standards, and trends.

The purpose of the BILS tutorial and of the library instruction program at Belmont is to help you become information literate so that you can manage the deluge of information you encounter on a daily basis and in your career.


Did you use your high school library?

Did you use your high school library?
You couldn't keep me out of the library!: 145 votes (22.1%)
When I was forced to: 461 votes (70.27%)
Was there a library at my school?: 50 votes (7.62%)
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How much did you use online databases in high school?

How much did you use online databases in high school?
For all my research assignments: 307 votes (46.3%)
Once or twice: 272 votes (41.03%)
What the heck is a database?: 84 votes (12.67%)
Total Votes: 663