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Information Literacy @ Madison College Libraries - Faculty Info: PLANNING FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION

What We Offer

We Offer...

  • Basic and Advanced Information Literacy Classes:  These classes may cover a range of information retrieval skills and strategies along with techniques for managing and evaluating an increasingly complex world of information.
  • Basic Program Orientations:  These sessions cover basic library procedures and the specific research tools for that field.
  • Special Topics:  e.g. job-hunting on the internet, critically evaluating websites, searching for images on the web, library databases and websites, etc.

Madison College Libraries instruction follows the Information Literacy Standards 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 several periods.

To optimize the instructional experience, we ask that instructors or a designated substitute attend the library instruction sessions. We reserve the right to cancel the session if the instructor is not present.

Online tools are available to supplement traditional library instruction, including the information literacy HOWLER (Help Online With Library Education and Research) modules which offer learning objects, tutorials, and more. 

Students can also set up individual library research appointments. Contact the librarian at your Madison College campus

For more information about the Madison College Libraries instruction program or to schedule a session, contact the librarian at your Madison College campus or use the Instruction Request Form to the right on this page.

Planning for a Library Session

The Madison College Libraries staff is committed to working collaboratively with faculty to tailor sessions that complement their curriculum. Use the form to the right to schedule a session.

Prior to the library instruction session, library staff will consult with the faculty member on the session’s objectives and outcomes. If requested, library staff may follow-up with faculty for feedback.

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