Library Instruction Mission Statement
In keeping with the Wingate University and Ethel K. Smith Library mission statements, and as a subset of the Reference Department, the overarching goal of the Library Instruction curriculum is to foster lifelong learning and research skills in the university’s student body, faculty and staff, and community patrons.
Library Instruction Curriculum Goals and Objectives
Benchmarks for obtaining these learning and research skills are codified in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as the ability to:
Source: American Library Association. (2000, January 18). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Retrieved March 3, 2015 from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency
To achieve these benchmarks, Library Instruction sessions highlight, define, and explain how to implement various research strategies, and engage a variety of mediums within the research process in order to deliver a basic information literacy skill set that is transferable across disciplines.
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Updated: April 2015