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Purpose Statement

Information literacy is 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.

Based on the American Library Association--Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the Edgewood College library offers instructional sessions, library tours, and extensive Itag course instruction. The Frames are:

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

The purpose of these frames are to develop students' understanding of the social, ethical, and legal issues affecting the access to and use of information technology. Development of information literacy skills enables each student to access, evaluate, organize, and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply it in their personal, professional, and academic lives. 

Instruction Services

In-class Library Instruction Session

Contact a librarian to develop an in-class session in collaboration with you. Submit requests, using our online request form, at least 2 weeks in advance for adequate planning.

Customized Online Course Guide
Request a course-specific research guide with appropriate resources and instruction for a research assignment. A list of example course research guides can be found on this page.

Research Consultations
Librarians are available to meet with individuals or small groups of students by appointment. This can be done in person, or via WebEX (the college's video conferencing and screen sharing tool). 

Request tutorials to help enhance students’ understanding of various research-related topics or browse a list of tutorials that are ready to embed in Blackboard. Tutorials may either complement in-class instruction or can be viewed on their own.

Collaborative Research Assignment Planning
Work with your subject librarian to create effective assignments and assessments that enhance students’ information literacy skills. Find ideas for alternate research assignments or for solving student research problems. 

Instruction Request Form

To request an instruction session, please fill out online form.

Course and Academic Department Research Guides

These guides are made for Edgewood doctoral programs and their students.

These guides are made for courses, whether online courses or an addition to in-class visit by librarian.