Madison College Libraries information literacy program supports the academic mission of the College by providing students with tools for identifying, locating, selecting and evaluating reliable and accurate information in their chosen areas of study. In so doing, we promote information literacy as an academic, professional, and lifelong skill.
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Madison College Libraries instruction follows the Information Literacy Competencies established by the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians. Librarians consult with the faculty member about the objectives of the session. Sessions can be one class period, part of one period, or spread out over more than one class meeting.
To optimize the instructional experience, we ask that instructors attend the library instruction sessions.
We reserve the right to cancel the session if an instructor is not present.
Students can also set up individual library research appointments. Use the Book a Librarian calendar to schedule a reference appointment or contact the librarian at your Madison College campus.
According to the American Library Association, "Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
American Library Association (ACRL). (2016, August 09). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Retrieved April 17, 2017, from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency
“Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.”
Daniel J. Boorstin, Quoted in: New York Times, 8 Jul 1983.
Gamarekian, Barbara. "Working Profile; Helping the Library of Congress Fulfill its Mission." New York Times 8 July 1983: n. pag. New York Times. Web. 13 July 2010.