Information Literacy has been defined as the ability to locate, evaluate, manage, and use information from a range of sources, print and electronic, for problem solving, decision making and research.
The University of Delaware Library's instructional programs have the following goals:For Faculty:
to work with faculty on strategies for incorporating instruction in the critical use of information resources in their classes;
to increase faculty members familiarity with and use of electronic information sources, including DELCAT, Library Databases, and the Web;
to assist faculty in developing assignments using appropriate print and electronic sources which emphasize critical thinking skills.
to assist students in learning how to define an information need and to select resources, both print and electronic, appropriate for that need;
to help students develop the skills necessary in using information technology;
to help students learn to critically analyze and evaluate information;
to make students aware that searching for information requires time, persistence, and practice, and that information literacy skills, once learned, may be applied to lifelong learning.
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