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 Summer and Fall 2020

Please complete the Library Instruction Request Form as normal. After you submit, Kim Detterbeck, Instruction Coordinator, will reach out to you to discuss the details of your session. We anticipate being able to fully support remote and online classes, both synchronously and asynchronously. Your librarian will discuss options with you including Zoom guest lectures, tutorials, course guides, librarian integration into Moodle, and more. Please note that for Fall 2020, librarians will only be conducting instruction sessions remotely.

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.