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Faculty Services

A guide for ways to enhance your courses with the help of UMA Libraries.

Information Literacy Needs

Why is it important to incorporate information literacy into your courses and assignments?

  • Students acquire information in a variety of information formats today (TV, internet, social media, etc.)
  • Students don’t necessarily understand how to use libraries
  • Students often don’t understand:
    • citation style formats
    • difference between magazine and journal articles
    • what a database is
    • difference between web and deep web
    • what is disinformation?

UMA Librarians Cory BuddenDonna Maher, Veronica Nargi, and Cynthia Young are happy to offer information literacy sessions on a variety of topics!

Check out the Embedded Librarian tab for additional options for integrating librarians into your courses. 

Information Literacy Framework

Librarians typically design their instruction around the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Framework. This framework consists of six concepts for students to engage with through library instruction and navigating different types of information and the scenarios in which we seek and consume information. 

infographic displaying the 6 concepts of information literacy

"The Framework opens the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula; to connect information literacy with student success initiatives; to collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond." 

Information Literacy Framework full text. 

Accessibility Statement
The University provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for a workshop should contact UMA Libraries at to submit a request. Due to the lead-time needed to arrange certain accommodations, individuals should submit their request no later 1 week before the event.