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Library Instruction Resources: Learning Outcomes

Information Literacy Student Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Education

By the time they graduate, students will be able to: 

1. Understand the role the library can play in their success

  • Find the library and locate service points and physical collections and study spaces
  • Identify and navigate to key services and resources on the library website (research guides, catalog search, intro to research guide)
  • Develop self-awareness and confidence ins skills and ask for help when needed

2. Understand research as a process of inquiry and critical thinking

  • Consider the research process as open ended exploration and engagement with information
  • Value the skills, time, and resources needed to produce knowledge
  • Formulate a research question of an appropriate scope for assignment
  • Conduct background research to break down broad or complex research questions and focus topic
  • Understand how information is created and disseminated

3. Identify and evaluate suitable sources

  • Identify appropriate source types based on research questions and assignment requirements
  • Critically evaluate information to assess credibility

4. Conduct Searches Strategically

  • Identify relevant search terms and key concepts from a given topic
  • Select appropriate search tools that lead to needed information
  • Use search techniques to construct queries and modify results
  • Retrieve sources by using search tools

5. Use and communicate information appropriately

  • Understand how to use sources ethically as well as the value of citing information in scholarly conversation
  • Synthesize information from varying sources to create new knowledge, ideas, or understanding
  • Understand the legal and societal importance of copyright

6. Recognize that information has value

  • Understand that information has value and recognize why some individuals or groups may be underrepresented or marginalized within systems that create and distribute information
  • Make informed choices related to the privacy and publication of their personal information

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