The library is excited to work with you to support the information literacy needs of your GPS students. We understand that each GPS section is unique and requires a different level of involvement from the library. To that effect, there are several ways you can incorporate the library into your GPS course. Please feel free to contact Christi Piper, the GPS Library Coordinator for more information or if you have questions about GPS library instruction.
This guide provides information on:
We encourage every GPS section to incorporate a library instruction activity into their course.
Information Literacy is more than mastering basic library skills. It is about developing information and technology competencies that foster lifelong learning. Information literate students are able to find, evaluate, and use information effectively to discover new knowledge, solve problems, make decisions, and become more informed members of society.
According to a 2013 study from Project Information Literacy, entering college freshmen found college level research and writing both exiting and overwhelming. The study revealed that:
Instruction at this level is delivered through the Gateway Program Seminar and assists students in making the transition from high school to college.
Learning Outcomes (students will be able to):