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Information Literacy Instruction

Overview of information literacy instruction services available to Stetson faculty.

What is Information Literacy?

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) defines Information Literacy as: 

"the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning"

Information Literacy Support

Fall 2020 Update

Librarians are available to provide virtual information literacy instruction during the Fall 2020 semester. Options include:

  • A librarian can meet with your class synchronously via software such as Zoom, Collaborate, or Teams.
  • A librarian can create a video presentation or course research guide to share with your asynchronous class.
  • Contact us to discuss how we can help you meet your students’ information literacy learning needs remotely.

The duPont-Ball Library provides the following services to support information literacy learning and research assignments in your classes. For more information or to schedule one of these services, contact Grace Kaletski-Maisel at gkaletsk@stetson.edu or 386-822-7190. Please schedule at least one week in advance.

Please note: Information Literacy Instruction is intended for courses with an assignment that incorporates an information literacy or research component or courses with a relevant learning outcome (FSEM, JSEM, writing-enhanced, senior capstone). 

Information for your syllabus

Consider adding the following resources to your syllabus, assignment descriptions, or link to them in your Blackboard course site. Here is a sample block of text that you are welcome to copy and paste into your syllabus:

Research librarians at the duPont-Ball Library are available to help you with all of your information needs, such as choosing a topic, using databases, finding sources, evaluating sources, and formatting citations. A librarian is “on-call” and ready to help during the following hours: Monday-Thursday 10 AM-10 PM, Friday 10 AM-5 PM, Saturday 11 AM-6PM, and Sunday 2 PM-10 PM. Call or text 386-747-9028 or email libref@stetson.edu for immediate help. Or, set up a research consultation appointment at http://stetson.libwizard.com/consult


Consider adding these links to your Blackboard page:

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Call or text 386-747-9028.