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Information Literacy Program

Our Information Literacy program is designed to help students understand:

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information has Value
  • Information Creation is a Process
  • Research is Inquiry
  • Scholarship is a Conversation
  • Searching is a Strategic Exploration

Helping CSB/SJU students develop information literacy skills early in their college career will prepare them to succeed as undergraduates as well as in graduate school, their careers, and throughout their lives.

Our Mission Statement expresses:

We partner with the CSB/SJU academic community and other libraries to educate students, support the curriculum and further the institutional missions. Through our facilities and services we enhance learning, teaching, scholarship, and creativity within our communities. Our Information Literacy Program will help students generate new knowledge, develop creative expression, engage in thoughtful conversation, and draw upon the record of human experience.

We define Information Literacy as a:

"…set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." (Association of College & Research Libraries, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education)

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes for First Year Students

Learning Outcomes for Graduates

Library Instructions:

FYS Library Instruction

FYS & Library Assignment Ideas

Undergraduate Library Instruction


Helpful Guides for First Year and Transfer Students:

First Year Students – Important Campus Resources

FYS (First Year Seminar) Research Survival Guide

Other Resources

Fostering Integrity in Research: Faculty Resources

Student Resources for Avoiding Plagiarism


Assessment Plan for the CSB/SJU Information Literacy Program

Timeline for Continuous Assessment