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Faculty Resources & Services: Information Literacy

Research Help Videos

During the spring 2020 semester we added Research Help Videos to many of our guides. You can use these in your classes, as well as other information about research basics in our Getting Started With Research guide.

Request Library Instruction

We have a new online form!

Request a librarian visit your class in your room or in the library.

Or, invite us to Zoom with your online class. We can also record instruction so you can share it with an asynchronous class or create an assignment around it. 

What Is Info Lit?

Information literacy enables someone to seek and use information effectively to answer a question or solve a problem. It’s applicable to every degree and certificate at MCC, and it is a core learning outcome here.

In 2015, The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) released the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to replace the information literacy standards published by the same organization in 2000.

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Core concepts of the Information Literacy Framework

Source: Volunteer State Community College

See more information about the ACRL Framework on their website.

Faculty/Librarian Info Lit Collaboration

students in rows working together

Both faculty and librarians provide information literacy instruction starting with MCC Essentials and continuing through the academic programs with integrated instruction as well as librarians visiting classes to offer instruction tailored to a research assignment. 

Please contact the library if you are interested in working with a librarian to create information literacy instruction for your course. We can come to your classroom or you can arrange to bring your class to the Library Instruction Lab (if available). We can also test an assignment to help you anticipate questions or challenges students may have when researching. 

See the Getting Started with Research guide that we developed.

Effective Research and Information Literacy Assignments and Texts

Project Information Literacy (PIL)

Manchester Community College is part of the PIL volunteer sample, although to date (2017), we have not been included in any of the PIL studies.

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