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Information literacy (i.e. the ability to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information) is crucial to succeed in today's information-based economy. Dibner Library provides instruction to introduce students to library resources, help students use these resources effectively, and help them develop critical evaluation skills.
Library orientations are offered at the beginning of Fall and Spring semester for undergraduate and graduate students. Throughout the semester, students can elect to take research workshops focusing on specific disciplines. See Workshop schedule for more information.
In addition, all undergraduate students will be given an overview of library services and resources in their first year writing courses. The presentation will cover research basics, how to search the library catalog and databases, and how to obtain resources not available at Dibner Library.
Faculty can schedule library workshops on advanced searching techniques, subject specific resources, or other library related topics. Integrating library instruction into your class provides the context that students need to connect the importance of library research into their academic career. You can customize your session to suit the needs of your students and course content. For more information see Services for Faculty.