This guide provides an overview of the Mines Information Literacy Instruction Program and helpful resources for faculty and teaching librarians.
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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." - ACRL Framework.
Arthur Lakes Library Information Literacy Instruction Philosophy
The Library's Information Literacy Instruction librarians are dedicated to partnering with faculty in the classroom to help Mines students learn essential research and critical thinking skills. The library instruction program helps students to acquire the skills to effectively locate information; to critically evaluate sources; to contribute to the scholarly conversation in their field and to understand the laws and ethics surrounding uses of information in our modern, digital world. Librarians utilize instructional best practices aligned to the ACRL Framework (or appropriate standard) and faculty course learning outcomes to ensure an effective learning environment for Mines students.