The St. Thomas Libraries play an integral role in fulfilling the University's mission of "educating morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." Each aspect of the mission is rooted in developing information literate graduates. We collaborate with faculty to prepare students to be lifelong learners and information literate citizens able to find, evaluate, and use information ethically.
Librarians welcome opportunities to collaborate with faculty in developing appropriate assignments and supporting research that will help achieve your course learning outcomes.
Library instruction is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Our librarians provide customized and course-integrated instruction at all course levels. Library instruction is optimized when coordinated with a course assignment or objective.
As with any skill, developing information literacy skills takes time and practice. While librarians are happy to work with a class on a single assignment, we can also work with you to strategically visit your class multiple times and scaffold instruction over multiple sessions, assignments, or even a series of courses.
Instruction can take place in various formats:
Topics that can be covered in a library instruction session include: