To request an information literacy/research skills instruction session, please contact your Subject liaison librarian. If your discipline does not have a liaison listed, or you are not sure who to contact, please email Kim Detterbeck, Instruction Coordinator, or fill out the Library Instruction Request Form.

Update for Fall 2021:

During the Fall 2021 semester, librarians will be conducting instruction sessions remotely/virtually and in-person. The Library is fully able to support remote, online, and dual delivery classes, both synchronously and asynchronously and in-person classes, as needed. Your librarian will discuss options with you including Zoom guest lectures, tutorials, course guides, librarian integration into Moodle, and more. Please consult with your Subject liaison librarian

Depending on the needs of the course, in-person information literacy and research instruction can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. The decision to conduct an in-person information literacy and research class  is at the sole discretion of the librarian. Please note that an in-person class format does not obligate an in-person information literacy/research library session.

The Library reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education

Purchase College’s instruction librarians work under the theoretical “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” from the Association of College and Research Libraries. The framework is based on a “cluster of interconnected core concepts” or threshold concepts within each discipline. The main tenets or frames of this approach are:

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.

Resources

Library Instruction Options 

Library Instruction and COVID-19

Developing Research Assignments  

Best Practices for Scheduling Instruction  

Guides and Tutorials

Universal Design for Learning  

Scanning & Linking 

To request an information literacy/research skills instruction session, please contact your Subject liaison librarian. If your discipline does not have a liaison listed, or you are not sure who to contact, please email Kim Detterbeck, Instruction Coordinator, or fill out the Library Instruction Request Form.