These workshops are designed to further student understandings of information literacy as it relates to specific courses, subject areas, or assignments. Information literacy can mean several things, including the following:
- Search strategies for finding information or data (in library databases or other sources)
- Evaluating information
- Managing data or information through tools or strategies
- Considering power structures that underlie the information economy
- Finding subject-specific information (e.g. patents, market research, images or visual information, legal or government information, data sets, archival material, etc.)
You can request an information literacy workshop by contacting a subject librarian for your field, or by completing the instruction request form. Please consult our Best Practices for Faculty and Instructors for general guidelines and tips to get the most out of an information literacy workshop.
If you have general questions related to instruction, you can email Stacy Brinkman, Head of Education and Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample information literacy workshop lesson plans and materials