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Information Literacy Program: Mission and Statement of Purpose

 

Mission:

The mission of the Stewart Library information literacy program is to provide Weber State University (WSU) community with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively identify, find, evaluate and use information for academic success and to support lifelong learning.

Statement of Purpose:

The information literacy program supports the missions of Stewart Library of Weber State University by offering expert instruction that enables students to access and evaluate information across disciplines in support of lifelong learning.

The information literacy program team oversees and supports the WSU information literacy requirement and program. A primary purpose of the information literacy program is to enable students to achieve information literacy competency as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards for Information Literacy Competency for Higher Education. The program also conforms to the accreditation standards of Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Colleges.

The information literacy program is offered through a comprehensive curricula of for credit courses, subject specific/course integrated instruction and general orientation sessions. Instruction is delivered in traditional settings, electronic classrooms and online. Instruction activities are designed to meet the needs of on campus, online and distance learners. The Information literacy team is committed to instruction that respects the diversity of learners and learning styles, emphasizes active learning and incorporates the latest trends in available technology and pedagogical approaches. The information literacy program is designed and implemented by the information literacy team. The team consists of library faculty and professional staff. All activities are designed with learning outcomes and priority outcomes are regularly assessed. Assessment information is used to continually revise and improve teaching and learning.

The information literacy program develops effective partnerships with WSU students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC) to enhance information literacy at WSU and in the broader community.


Updated March 13, 2009 . Please send comments to Carol Hansen
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