Rowan College's 10th core competency states, “Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information." The knowledge and skill set students need to find, evaluate, and use information is one of the most important competencies students will develop during their college careers. Information literacy is closely related to critical thinking, it depends on technological competency, and lifelong learning would be impossible without it. But how do we foster information literacy among our students?
Our librarians teach information literacy to empower students to take a proactive role in their own education and in the world around them, and we are committed to providing this instruction to all our students.
The Rowan College Instructional Services Librarian on the Gloucester campus is available to partner with teaching faculty to support student learning by:
- Visiting your class for single-session research instruction
- Assisting ENG101 classes with the Information Literacy Workbook assignment
- Providing workshops geared to understanding how to distinguish and evaluate various information sources
- Leading a student workshop on citing sources in MLA 8th edition style
- Embedding in your eLearning class to provide point-of-need service in a sustained (several weeks or all semester) way
- Creating online learning objects (a "toolkit") that can be placed in your eLearning course shell
- Designing Research Guides for your class, or for a particular topic or discipline
- Collaborating on the design of research assignments
- Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
Fill out the Request for Library Instruction form.
See also the guide, Information Literacy for Faculty.