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Connelly Library


 Our IL Mission

To facilitate activities in the teaching and understanding of Information Literacy (IL) competencies in order to support and enhance the La Salle University curriculum and encourage the development of lifelong learning skills.

Information Literacy implies a general understanding of and competence in three integrally related areas:

  • Knowing how information is formally and informally produced, organized and disseminated;
  • Knowing how knowledge is communicated and;
  • Knowing how to evaluate, synthesize and incorporate information into written, oral and media presentations                                                  

Meet the Reference Librarians

What is Information Literacy?


"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."  Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).


Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. An information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed

  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently

  • Evaluate information and its sources critically

  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base

  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally





Scheduling Library Instruction

The Connelly Library provides a variety of instructional services to La Salle University undergraduate and graduate students. Instruction may include any of the following:

  • Formal Classroom Instruction (Face-to-Face in the library or your classroom)
  • Online Library Instruction (hosted by Go-To-Meeting)
  • Scheduled appointments with reference librarians
  • Course related/assignment specific instruction
  • 1-on-1 at the Information Desk 
  • Hands-On Exercises

All formal instruction (F2F or online) should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance to ensure the use of the Library classroom and allow time for dialogue between faculty and the teaching librarian.

To find out more or to schedule a session, please contact Bernetta R. Doane at 215.951.1287 or doane@lasalle