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Library Instructional Services

Information Literacy at Lycoming College

Snowden Library’s Instruction Program supports the educational mission of Lycoming College to graduate information literate adults through the integration of library instruction across the curriculum. The Instruction Program is guided by the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which defines information literacy as: “…the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” Working collaboratively with faculty, the Instruction Program promotes critical thinking and challenges learners to consider themselves as active participants in scholarly conversations. Through one-on-one appointments with librarians and in-class information literacy workshops, learners will be able to identify, select, evaluate, create, and ethically use information in their academic careers and in their personal lives, establishing themselves as lifelong learners in society.

Information literacy is taught in multiple ways at Lycoming College, through:

  • Formal information literacy workshops in collaboration with faculty,
  • Research assignments developed within academic courses,
  • Informal one-on-one consulations, and
  • Online tutorials and guides. 

Learn more about information literacy in the Lycoming College curriculum by reading the library's Instruction Program Plan or about the faculty-approved Research and Information Competencies.

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