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Library services and resources that may be helpful for instructors.

Information Literacy @ Madison College Libraries

Image: Link to request form Click to link to the information literacy request form!

To schedule a library orientation or to bring your class for help on a research assignment, please use the Instruction Request Form or contact the librarian at your Madison College Campus. We are glad to help!


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.  We promote information literacy as an academic, professional, and lifelong skill.

Did you know: In fiscal year 2015-16, Madison College Librarians worked with 480 classes and groups and taught 8230 students? Our data from Tutortrac tells us that students who attend library information literacy sessions earn better grades and are less likely to withdraw from courses.

We offer:

  • Information literacy sessions that incorporate your curriculum and assignment goals.
  • Help and suggestions for creating research assignments that best utilize the resouces of Madison College Libraries.
  • Orientations to the specific library and information resources needed for your program.
  • Assistance with special topics for your students, such as critical evaluation of information, job-hunting online, career topics, help with the ethical use of information sources, tips for searching and using the features of the Library databases, and more.
  • Online learning objects, such as HOWLER (Help Online With Library Education and Research) modules for orientation to college-level research.

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.

For more information, check our Information Literacy Research Guide.