Library instruction on research techniques and library resources is available for individuals, small groups, or entire classes for general or subject-specific content. Instruction may be held in a single session or a series of sessions in a computer lab, in the Reference Room, or in the classroom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all instruction is being offered virtually.
You will receive confirmation of the session within 24 hours of the request. If you do not receive confirmation, please email Erica Street with your request.
Instruction sessions are designed to teach students important concepts in Information Literacy. You can read the College's definition of Information Literacy below, as well as the six frameworks of Information Literacy provided by the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Gordon College Definition of Information Literacy
Information literacy is a set of abilities equipping individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. (Approved by the Gordon College Academic Programs Committee on March 24, 2011.)
ACRL Frameworks for Information Literacy
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) defines Information Literacy according to six core frameworks:
The ACRL Frameworks for Information Literacy for Higher Education was filed by the ACRL Board on February 2, 2015 and adopted by the ACRL Board, January 11, 2016. Learn more about the Frameworks by visiting the ACRL Frameworks website.
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