Information Literacy I is an 80-minute session required as part of the ENGL 111-English Composition I curriculum.The session is taught by a librarian in the Library Classroom during one regular meeting time of each English Composition I section. It is designed to help students accomplish information-seeking assignments for the class but also to learn information-seeking skills that are more broadly relevant to the student. The classroom faculty member is required to be present during the session.
Information Literacy I introduces students to the concept of strategic exploration of a research topic.This dedicated session of information literacy instruction helps students learn to match their information needs to appropriate source types and the search tools to find those sources. Students will begin to realize that information sources vary greatly in content and format and have varying relevance and value, depending on the information need.
This session is a required component of the English Composition I curricula, as stated in the ENGL 111 Course Outline, section V.E.
Revised 7/2019 MD
The Word document below is used in all Information Literacy I sessions (supplement to English Composition I) to provide students with a personalized research guide that they work on during the session and can use as a reference after the session.