The SWOSU Libraries provide instruction in the use of library resources and services for students, faculty, and other patrons.
The goals of the Library Instruction Program are to foster knowledge and enthusiasm for the library and its services, and to provide students with essential information literacy abilities that will enhance their academic careers and personal growth.
Information literacy is the capability to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."*
An information literate individual is able to:
Instruction is offered in group or individual sessions, through interactive presentations, lectures, and live demonstrations. Librarians conduct most instruction in the Library Instruction Room or the instructor's classroom.
The Library Instruction Team meets regularly to coordinate and evaluate the Libraries' instruction program.
For more information about the Library Instruction Program or to schedule instruction for your students, contact Mr. Frederic Murray at (580)774-7113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Quoted from Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.