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Information literacy is 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."
Links below are from Montgomery College and the Association of Research & College Libraries (ACRL)
Request a Library Instruction Session
If you previously filled out an instruction request form and did not receive a response from your campus User Instruction librarian, please contact us directly:
- Germantown: Lisa Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-567-7855)
- Rockville: Abi Sogunro (email@example.com, 240-567-7114)
(See also: MC Rockville Library Instruction Policy)
- Takoma Park/Silver Spring & Distance Education: Jenny Hatleberg (firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-567-1685)
MC Library Tutorials & the MC Information Literacy Rubric
The MC Libraries has redesigned several online tutorials to clearly address the Information Literacy competency standards and learning outcomes as described on the College’s Information Literacy Rubric (developed by the MC Outcomes Assessment committee).
Each tutorial is followed by an online quiz that can be submitted directly to a faculty member. To receive your students’ quiz scores, please instruct them to include your email address when they submit the quiz.
There are five Information Literacy Standards defined by the rubric: Know, Access, Evaluate, Use, Ethics
|Tutorial name||IL Standard||Description||Additional Links|
|Academic Integrity & Citing Sources|
|Academic Integrity & Avoiding Plagiarism||Ethics, Use||Discussess what academic integrity is. Provides strategies for using sources well, to avoid plagiarism.|
|APA Citations||Ethics, Use||Explains guidelines for creating APA style Reference List and in-text citations.||APA Citation Handouts|
|MLA Citations||Ethics, Use||Explains guidelines for creating MLA citations for the Works Cited list, with some explanation of in-text citations.||
MLA In-Text Citations (video)
|Begin Your Research||Access, Evaluate, Know, Ethics||Describes the basic steps needed to get organized for a research assignment: understanding the assignment, choosing a topic, developing a search strategy, selecting relevant sources, and citing sources.||Choose & Evaluate a Research Topic|
|Evaluating Information||Evaluate, Access||Discusses criteria for evaluating information from different kinds of sources. Explains how to access different kinds of sources.|
|Finding Articles||Know, Access, Use||Describes how to develop and refine a database search strategy, understand the difference between scholarly journals and popular magazines, and evaluate search results.|
|Finding Books, Videos, & More||Know, Access, Use||Explains how to search the MC Library Catalog and find materials in the MC Libraries.|
Requesting a Library Course Page
At a faculty member’s request, librarians can work with you to create a customized page to support a research assignment. Library Course Pages often supplement a library instruction session, where students have the opportunity to use the resources with a librarian’s assistance.
For more information about Library Course Pages, contact your campus Faculty Services librarian or User Instruction librarian.
How do I find my Course Page?
You and your students will be able to access the completed Course Page by knowing the direct URL address or by visiting the MC Libraries' homepage. Under the For Students menu, click on Library Course Pages, then choose your campus.