Information Literacy Resources
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Information competency enables students to take control of their information needs by becoming more independent, assuming personal control of their learning, and becoming aware of effective processes for finding, analyzing, and using information.
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Library Instruction/User Education Goals

  • introduce or re-acquaint students with relevant library resources (print, electronic, and other formats) for their projects and information needs
  • help students use these resources effectively
  • help students develop efficient and effective information search strategies
  • help students develop critical evaluation skills, so they can determine relevance and reliability of information for their needs

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Let Us Work with You

Contact us if:

  • You are planning to give students assignments that involve using external or library resources. This could include books, government publications, journal articles, or materials accessed through library subscription databases. It helps if you provide us with a copy of the assignment and also a course syllabus. With this information, we can make sure we have the resources that students are asked to use. This information also prepares us in directing students to these sources and training them in their effective use. We can inform our colleagues about anticipated use of these resources.

  • We are happy to work with you in developing effective library assignments. In other words, we can cooperate in working towards assignments that challenge students not only to gain skills in acquiring information, but also to require students to critically analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information.

  • We can tailor instruction in using library resources to the needs of your class. With our constantly changing information environment, we are continually acquiring new resources and tools. We can help make students aware of these resources and provide specialized classroom presentations that demonstrate to the students how to effectively use the resources. Some of these resources include subscription databases available through the library's web site, as well as resources found through the World Wide Web. Discipline-specific information and search tips can be found under Research Guides. Faculty members who would like their students to use these resources should contact the Library Instruction Librarian at 210/436-3346 to schedule training.
 

Library Instruction Assessment Form

Library Instruction Assessment Form

The Instruction librarians at the Blume Library ask you to comment on the recent library instruction session(s) given to your students. Your answers will allow us to develop more informative, pertinent, and effective library instruction sessions. Thank you for helping us assess our instructional effectiveness!
1. Name
2. Your Email Address
3. Course Name and/or Course Number
4. What was most helpful about the library instruction session?
5. What was least helpful?
6. Describe anything not covered in the library instruction session that you wish had been covered.

Instruction Librarians

The following librarians provide curriculum support and library instruction to the following departments. Contact the Library Instruction Coordinator for subjects not listed here or for other questions.

  • Kathy Amen
    Government Information, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental & Earth Sciences, Music, Physics
  • Jill Crane
    Criminal Justice, Sociology
  • Diane Duesterhoeft
    Core Curriculum (SMC), English & Communications Studies, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Theology, Other subjects not listed
  • Marcella Lesher
    Art, Drama, Education, Engineering, Exercise & Sports Science, International Relations
  • Necia Wolff
    Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Counseling, Distance Learning, Economics, History, Honors Program, Mathematics, Psychology
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