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Information Literacy and Library Skills

Watzek librarians regularly partner with CAS and graduate school faculty to offer sessions designed to engage students in all levels of discovery and use of information resources. Contact your library liaison to discuss how your students might benefit from information literacy instruction.

CAS students may encounter information literacy concepts and instruction in a variety of places in the curriculum:

  • Within the major, particularly within methods courses and in the capstone/thesis
  • In general education, particularly within classes with a Bibliographic Research in Writing (BRW) designation

First-year seminars are an ideal setting for giving students a chance to develop the library skills and confidence that undergird higher-level bibliographic research. Watzek's personal librarian program is designed to support this more foundational learning.

Graduate students benefit from course-integrated library instruction that takes into account the particular needs of learners who may be returning to school after time away, or may need to rely more heavily on remote resources.

Space For Learning

Ask your librarian to book the library classroom (Watzek 245) for your next library instruction session. The room has a number of features that make it appealing for the kind of teaching we typically offer:

  • Proximity to library collections
  • Relaxed space with comfortable seating
  • Seats up to 24 students comfortably (maximum seating: 32)
  • Mobile furniture for a customized learning environment
  • 15 laptops for hands-on learning
  • Projector

If the library classroom is not available, or if you prefer, librarians will also visit your regular classroom. Please contact your library liaison to schedule a session.