The United States National Forum on Information Literacy defines information literacy as "...the ability to know when there is a need for information, to identify, locate, evaluate, and use effectively that information for the issue or problem at hand. Simply put, information literacy is the key competency needed to enhance K-16 academic performance, engage patient personal responsibility, improve workplace performance and productivity, and compete effectively in a dynamically evolving world marketplace."
An information literate college student understands how to frame a research question, select from a wide range of information sources and use that information in an ethical manner. All of the resources presented in this toolkit are designed to help you, as a faculty member or counselor, teach critical, lifelong information literacy skills in a fun and engaging way!
Information Literacy Standards Link
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015)
Library instruction classes are given at the request of a faculty member and the class is taught by one of the reference librarians. The length and content of the library research lectures are tailored to the needs of each class. Please complete the Library Instruction Registration Request Form and sign up today!
Help your students develop critical, life-long information and digital literacy skills by embedding a librarian in your Blackboard Course. The librarian assigned to your course is available to students throughout the semester to help whenever there's an information need, suggest additional sources of information beyond the class texts, and provide assistance refining research topics and citing sources. To add a librarian to your Blackboard Course, contact Paula Pini (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All students taking credit courses at MCC are enrolled in the MCC Library Blackboard Course.Students can take a virtual tour of the library and learn about library resources that can help them to perform their best academically. The course also covers using the library catalog and subscription databases for research assignments, citing sources in MLA and APA formats, and tips for avoiding plagiarism.
All Blackboard courses are programmed to provide a link to LibGuides that are related to the course content. For example, the shell for a Biology course, will contain a custom link to LibGuides related to the biological sciences.