The library instruction team looks forward to working with you in order to improve our students' information literacy skills.
Our instructional philosophy in a nutshell...we hope to go beyond the library orientation and teaching students where to click. We would love to collaborate with you to design activities and assignments that teach students to think critically about how they access, evaluate, and use information.
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. (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015)
"Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn." (ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy)
Belmont's Information Literacy Program is based on The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL 2015). The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions.
The Frames relate to the following university learning goals:
Goal 2: Develop sophisticated rhetorical skills, including:
a. Effective writing and speaking
b. Recognizing, evaluating and constructing written oral argument
c. Recognizing and evaluating visual and other forms of non-verbal communication
d. Effective use of technology
Goal 3: Develop sophisticated critical thinking skills, including:
a. Quantitative reasoning
b. Critical reasoning and reflection
c. Engaging and solving complex problems
d. Understanding systems and relationships, including interdependencies and interconnections