The library mission includes helping to  develop critical thinkers and to create lifelong learners. The need for information literacy skills has never been greater, and student success depends on having the skills to navigate a rapidly changing information landscape. The Reference staff provides  Information literacy instructional sessions for class groups in all disciplines and subject areas, and at both undergraduate  and graduate levels.

Upon the request of the faculty member, librarians will meet with classes in either the library or in campus classrooms. David McKinney, x5444, handles information literacy instruction for undergraduate courses at Smith Library. Rosemary Green, x4634, is responsible for the information literacy instructional needs of graduate programs, both on and off-campus, while Denise Blake, x4350, provides instructional services in the Health Sciences Library. As an aid to Information Literacy Instruction, the Reference staff has developed a series of subject guides for a number of professors and their individual courses. Each guide is designed to identify Library resources supporting the objectives of the course. For more information, contact David McKinney at Smith Library, x5444.