"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). Those skills are a required outcome of all Entry Year Experience courses.
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.
USM Libraries fully support the research and instructional needs of students in blended and fully online courses.
The commonly taught skills include: