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Library Instruction: Information Literacy at Viterbo

Learn about Viterbo University's library instruction program, and then schedule a session.

Information Literacy Outcomes

Link to Viterbo Foundations Information Literacy:  https://www.viterbo.edu/core-curriculum/foundations-information-literacy

Link to Viterbo Information Literacy Value Rubric:   https://www.viterbo.edu/sites/default/files/2019-08/information_literacy.pdf

Definition  

The ability to access and use information ethically, legally, and responsibly; determine the extent of information needed; access the needed information; evaluate information and sources critically; and use information to accomplish a specific purpose. 

Learning Outcomes  

1. Use information ethically, legally and responsibly: 

  • Understand the concept of academic integrity and practices to avoid plagiarism.  
  • Cite, quote, and paraphrase sources correctly.  

2. Determine the extent of information needed:   

  • Define key concepts within a research statement.  
  • Identify types of information sources.  

3. Access the needed information:   

  •  Find information using a variety of search strategies.  
  •  Consult multiple sources when gathering information.  
  •  Develop awareness of resources available at Viterbo.  

4. Evaluate information and sources critically:   

  •  Recognize and explain bias, authority, and reliability of sources.  
  •  Identify and question assumptions in compiled research.  

5. Use information to accomplish a specific purpose:   

  • Organize and communicate information from sources to meet the purpose of the assignment. 

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Jodi Hilleshiem
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Todd Wehr Memorial Library
815 Viterbo Court
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-796-3278