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Information Literacy Services

Information Literacy Policy

Library Instruction at the College of New Rochelle consists of a number of different programs to assist the library user in all aspects of the library research process. Formal library instruction classes are arranged by individual faculty members; these presentations are geared toward the specific course content and research requirements of the class. In addition, students may request individual tutorials with a reference librarian; these sessions are arranged in advance, by appointment.   Inquire at the reference desk for details. The Library also provides handouts, both in print and online, on how to search the library’s online subscription databases (ERIC, CINAHL, etc.). In cooperation with Learning Support Services and Academic Computing, the Library offers a Research Paper Workshop at the main campus during the Fall and Spring semesters. Special Workshops on Library related topics are also provided. Students wishing to sign up for this workshop series should inquire at the reference desk at the library’s New Rochelle campus or call (914) 654-5342 during library hours.
 

Library Instruction class (taught by a Librarian) Form
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Library 1 Hour Class Outline 
 

Library Special Workshop Registration Form
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Library 1 Hour Workshop Outlines

Research and Information Literacy Faculty Directory

Mother Irene Gill Library   29 Castle Place   New Rochelle,  NY 10805 
(914) 654-5340     
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Information Literacy Resources

Information Literacy Policy

Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information.  It is the knowledge of commonly used research techniques. 

 It is critically important to be information literate because we are surrounded by an insurmountable amount of information in all formats.  Not all information is created equal: some is reliable but most is biased, out of date, misleading or even false.  The amount of information available is going to increase along with the technology used to access and manipulate it.

 Information Literacy skills are not only used in the academic settings.  They’re used every day in work environments as an employee finding, evaluating and presenting job-related information; as a consumer making decisions about which car or product to purchase; and a citizen participating fully in society understanding issues and voting.

 The Gill Library faculty at The College of New Rochelle is committed to promoting these skills most especially through workshops, course-specific library instruction and Hands-On-Help sessions.   We hope that the information below is helpful and encourages our students, faculty and staff to contact us if they have any questions about the services and resources we use to promote Information literacy.

Library Instruction class (taught by a Librarian) Form
Details:
Library 1 Hour Class Outline 
 

Library Special Workshop Registration Form
Details:
Library 1 Hour Workshop Outlines

 



 

Related Web Links

ALA ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

ACRL's  (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Information Literacy Advisory Committee Gateway to resources on information literacy. 
These resources will help you understand and apply the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to enhance teaching, learning, and research in the higher education community.

National Forum on Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy

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