Information Literacy @ RVCC
The Association of College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as, "a set of abilities requiring individuals to 'recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.'" The Evelyn S. Field Library of Raritan Valley Community College is dedicated to teaching students necessary information literacy skills in a variety of settings. Our information literacy program consists of:
- Formal instruction integrated into the English 111 and English 112 curricula
- Formal instruction in subject specific classes and disciplines as requested by instructors
- One-on-one research consultations between students and librarians
- Informal instruction at the reference desk and other student points of need
- Online resources and tutorials created by librarians for distance learners
As identified in the Library's Mission Statement, our instructional program is "an integral part of the general curriculum. The library is in the forefront of promoting information literacy to the college community." Accordingly, the librarians work closely with a number of faculty in each academic department to incorporate information literacy skills and provide opportunities for students to learn and refine these skills within the context of their coursework.
Formal Information Literacy instruction has been fully integrated into the English 111 and English 112 curricula to accomplish our goal of reaching as many students as possible. Below are links to a number of resources for our Information Literacy Program, including Course Outlines for Information Literacy I and II, as well as Learning Outcomes for this program.
If you have any questions regarding Information Literacy at RVCC, please contact Megan Dempsey, Reference/Instruction Librarian.
- Information Literacy I Course Outline
- Information Literacy II Course Outline
- Information Literacy Learning Outcomes