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Information Literacy at VCSU: Home

Welcome to the VCSU Library Library Instruction page! 

Tired of your students using Wikipedia and EasyBib? 

VCSU Librarians can help with that! 

VCSU Librarians are available and happy to visit classes to teach about research skills and citation. 

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Types of Instruction available from the VCSU Library

In-class session 

The preferred type of library instruction are in-class sessions. These sessions will allow students to meet face to face (in person or virtually) with the librarian to learn about information literacy. Topics and lengths of these sessions can vary greatly depending on the needs of the class. Please see the Library Instruction Menu above to get an idea of sessions we can provide. These sessions are incredibly flexible and are designed to meet the needs of individual classes. 

Research Guide

Librarians are happy to create online guides specific to a class needs. We can create guides on the library's website that curate appropriate resources for your students' specific needs. Examples of these guides can be viewed on the right hand side of this page. 

Video Tutorials 

Don't have time for an in-class session? Librarians are happy to create video tutorials that can be linked or embedded in Blackboard. Examples of these videos can be viewed on the right hand side of this page. 

Have your Students Meet with a Librarian 

VCSU Librarians are available to meet one on one or with small groups to discuss research skills. Students can book appointments here. Individual appointments with the whole class is also available - speak to library staff for more information. 

Have other ideas that are not listed here? Reach out to the librarians at VCSU and we can discuss your ideas! 

What is Information Literacy

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. (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015)

VCSU Library follows The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL 2015). The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy,

  1. Authority is constructed and contextual
  2. Information creation as a process
  3. Information has value
  4. Research as inquiry 
  5. Scholarship as conversation 
  6. Searching as strategic exploration

Meet VCSU's User Services Librarian

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Emily Connor Dafoe
Contact:
Emily Connor Dafoe
Research & Instruction Librarian
Allen Memorial Library
Valley City State University
t. 701-845-7287

Research Guide Examples