Information literacy and your classroom
The library staff provides assistance with information literacy and research skills in a variety of ways.
- Information literacy sessions in the classroom or online, taught by one of our librarians and geared to a specific research assignment.
- Classroom instructional sessions,in the classroom or online, are geared toward specific resources, for example the EBSCO Academic Search Complete database.
- One- on-one research sessions with students or faculty are to be made by appointment only. Session can be in the classroom or online.
- Assist faculty in creating assignments that integrate the development of information literacy skills into their coursework.
- Administer the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS ) test to all Freshman Seminar and EH 112 classes.
Thomas College Library instruction is based on the ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
- Instruction session will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.
- We ask that you request instruction sessions at least one week in advance.
- Instructors must attend the information literacy sessions and participate with their students.
- Information literacy instruction is most effective when it is based on a specific assignments and goals. Information on what assignment is being supported must be provided to the Librarian when the classroom visit is first scheduled.
To schedule a Personalized Research Consultation (PERC) please fill out this form.
Please contact Matthew Davis, Assistant Librarian, Reference and Circulation to schedule a instruction session at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-859-1234.
TRAILS: a real time assessment of Information Literacy Skills for teachers and librarians based on 3rd-12th grade standards. This flexible tool allows educators to evaluate the strengths and weakness of individual students information seeking skills. There is no charge for using TRAILS.