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Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support

What We Do

The Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support Department of the University Libraries takes pride in offering students a collaborative classroom environment that maximizes hands-on learning. Combining innovative, active learning techniques with a "thoughtfully experimental" approach to curriculum design, faculty in Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support teach one-shot sessions and credit-bearing courses to familiarize students with library research techniques and tools.

What is Information Literacy?

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 (ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education).

Campus Partnerships and Area Outreach

Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support provides student-centered learning opportunities for a variety of groups and programs, including:

  • Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences
  • Center for Human Enrichment
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • English 122 & 123
  • History
  • Honors Program
  • Student-Athlete Academic Success Office
  • University 101

Faculty in Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support are enthusiastic about collaborating with campus faculty and staff to meet specific group and program needs. Use the online form to schedule library instruction, or contact Natasha Floersch with questions.

"Now I am aware of the resources the library has to offer as well as how to use those resources. This information is no longer abstract, but rather concrete."

- LIB 160 student

Our Approach

Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support faculty create engaging in-class activities and online learning objects to address a variety of learning needs. Activities are mapped to defined Student Learning Outcomes, assessed, and measured against pre-determined benchmarks for continuous improvement.

In 2014, we were recognized by the Association of College & Research Libraries, Instruction Section, as an Information Literacy Best Practices Model Program for Pedagogy.