As part of the mission of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the Mary Livermore Library plays a critical role in supporting the University’s commitment to academic excellence. As such, the Library’s Instructional Services area promotes information literacy through a formal instruction program that aims to provide the University’s campus community with the skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Instructional Services offers students, faculty, and staff a structured approach toward learning information literacy skills that is hands-on and curriculum based.
Information Literacy Instruction Sessions
Instructional Services serves to promote the development of information literacy and the skills necessary for lifelong learning through information literacy instruction. Utilizing library instruction classes, hands-on exercises, and online teaching tools, the goals of Instructional Services are to help the library user become more effective and efficient in searching for information and to help the user gain a better understanding of how to evaluate and use information. The Library uses the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as a guide to developing learning objectives, assignments, and assessments.