Our Teaching 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
The Connelly Library provides a variety of instructional services to La Salle University undergraduate and graduate students. Instruction may include any of the following:
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 preparation and dialogue between faculty and the teaching librarian.
To find out more or to schedule a session, please contact Bernetta Doane at 215.951.1287 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Information Literacy?
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)
Why it is Important?
A 2017 survey* of 42,000 students in more than 1,700 courses at 12 major research universities showed that: