"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," (ACRL).
USM librarians work with faculty to provide the instruction students need to succeed. Whether in-class or online, librarians provide the core research skills training that supports learning at every level. The Research Skills Toolbox above enables instructors and students to access a range of tools that can help with such instruction.
Instructors are encouraged to schedule instruction for classes using the contacts below. USM librarians work with instructors to provide effective instruction in the way that best fits each class.
We are happy to provide instruction in whatever form works for faculty. Below are our most commonly requested types of instruction. In addition, we recommend starting with the online Research Skills Toolbox, which allows faculty to provide much of the basic instruction themselves in class or online. Librarians can be scheduled to follow with more in-depth instruction or exercises.
Entry Year Experience
Research Skills Toolbox
Library Tours (may be scheduled or drop-in)
Questions? Contact Bill Grubb, Head of Reference & Instructional Services, 780-4672 or firstname.lastname@example.org