Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Information Literacy Skills Training: All You Have To Do Is Ask

Today more than ever--with rapidly snowballing technological advances and access to massive amounts of information--students have, in theory, a world of information at their fingertips.  Internet and other electronic resources, social media, databases and other library resources, print and digital resources--and so much more--comprise the vast stores of information at the disposal of today's student researcher.

Overwhelming?  Unmanageable?  It might be, were it not for the very learnable set of skills known as information literacy (IL).  IL is the key--particularly for today's students--to making effective use of available information for the purpose at hand.

How can TWU faculty members arrange information literacy skills training for their students? 
Lecture and hands-on research instruction is available through thTWU Libraries on the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.  
Faculty members can request library workshopsheld in the classroom or at the library and tailored to a course’s specific research requirements, by filling out a Faculty Form for Class Instruction or by contacting the libraries at reference@mail.twu.edu.  

The TWU Libraries stand ready to help your students build the foundation of research skills they need to succeed in today's classroomFor questions or more information, reach us at reference@twu.edu or 940-898-3702

We look forward to hearing from you.

~Sandy Cochran