Our mission is to contribute to the educational mission of the University by promoting lifelong learning through information literacy. According to the Information Literacy Council at UNCG:
To be information literate a person must be able to:
- Determine what information is needed and why
- Locate appropriate resources
- Evaluate, synthesize, and critically analyze information
- Communicate information ethically and effectively
(based on the ALA definition of information literacy)
The University Libraries will work closely with teaching faculty and other campus constituents to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum. Teaching librarians will collaborate with faculty to help students define an information need, locate a variety of information sources, choose sources appropriate to a particular project, and integrate these sources appropriately and ethically into a finished product.
American Library Association. (1989). Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final report. Chicago: American Library Association.