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Information Literacy Class Sessions

Our Information Literacy program prepares students to be effective information seekers and users, both in general and in their disciplines.

Jessica Hronchek teaching a class session

The General Education curriculum requires that all First Year Seminar (FYS) and English 113 classes receive information literacy instruction, but many other courses with research components can benefit from sessions — in the library or another learning space — led by librarians.

Key to the success of this program is librarians and classroom faculty collaborating on designing and guiding students through research projects. The most successful sessions are team taught, with both teaching faculty and librarian participating in the instruction. Librarians often create custom tailored course guides to serve as specialized research portals for students enrolled in a particular course.

In addition to class sessions, librarians interact with students at the Research Help Desk, via Ask a Librarian and during individual or group research appointments.

For more on library and information literacy instruction at Hope, view this guide.