Some Goals

  1. Engage students directly through a need to find specific material
  2. Show students both strengths and weaknesses of their current skills
  3. Demonstrate the need for verifying data and critically evaluating sources of information
  4. Create an environment in which instruction in information literacy is clearly relevant and helpful
  5. Demonstrate the importance of traditional (paper/non-Web) sources as a complement to Internet sources
  6. Provide high visibility for reference librarians as helpful and knowledgeable resource people
  7. Integrate information literacy with other course work
  8. Highlight research strategies that clearly apply to many disciplines, not just the course at hand
  9. Provide students with early and direct experience following basic academic rules of citation, quotation, and paraphrasing

created 18 April 2003
last revised 5 April 2006
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