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Information Literacy

Signature Courses will incorporate ways for students to learn and critically examine valid sources of information. Most first-year students know how to get answers from the Internet, but for many the ability to find other types of resources and to think critically about all of the information they find may be a skill that has yet to be honed.

Signature Courses provide a unique opportunity to ensure that all first-year students receive instruction in basic research and information evaluation skills, otherwise known as information literacy skills, which will serve them throughout their time at the University.

Library Assistance

There are several dedicated librarians who can meet with you individually to discuss information literacy as it pertains to your course and your students. They have built a Signature Course Faculty Toolkit that, among other things, offers faculty examples and easy ways to request their services. Feel free to contact them for more information.