Information literacy is a very important part of the mission of the library. It is hoped that by making the effort to instruct students in the proper use of library tools and resources, students will become empowered as life-long learners. The benefit to students is obvious — the next paper or assignment becomes that much easier. However, teaching faculty also benefit; hopefully, they see an improvement in the quality of the assignments from their students.
Below are a number of resources that are geared towards helping both teaching faculty and librarians in improving the level of information literacy at Elmhurst College. Information on information literacy as a nation-wide movement is available, as is information on information literacy here at Elmhurst. There are also a number of sites addressing plagiarism. Need ideas for assignments? Some helpful links are below. To arrange to bring in a class for an instruction session, contact the appropriate departmental liaison.