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Teaching Information Literacy

Watzek Librarians regularly partner with faculty to offer sessions designed to engage students in all levels of discovery and use of information resources, including:

  • Evaluating the authority of sources
  • Processes of information creation
  • The value of information to different audiences
  • Research as a method of inquiry
  • Scholarship as a conversation
  • The strategic exploration of search

Contact your librarian liaison to discuss how your students might benefit from information literacy instruction. Read more about the principles that guide our teaching in the Association of College And Research Libraries publication, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Space For Learning

Ask your library instructor to book the Watzek Library Classroom (Watzek 245) for your next library instruction session.  Features of our classroom that make it attractive for the kind of teaching we do include:

  • Seats up to 24 students comfortably--maximum seating 32
  • 15 laptops for hands-on learning
  • Interactive projector
  • Mobile furniture for a customized learning environment
  • Proximity to library collections
  • Relaxed space with comfortable seating and flooded with natural light

If the library classroom is not available, or if you prefer, your library instruction session may also be taught in your own classroom or in labs across campus.  Please contact your librarian liaison to schedule a session. 

Research Help

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Watzek Library Research Services

Contact a research librarian for help with an assignment, project or resource.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 11AM-5PM.