Information Literacy is 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.
Library instruction focuses on these skills and how to access information at Thigpen Library.
American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
In April 2016, the Association of College & Research Libraries published the results of a study which focused on dozens of library instruction programs and projects. The study shows how the library contributes to student success and learning in four key areas:
The full report and executive summary are freely available online at the links below.
Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a large-scale, national study about early adults and their research habits, conducted in partnership with the University of Washington's iSchool.