• Information Literacy

    Bush Library's instruction programs are designed to support the scholarly learning activities of students, faculty and staff. The skills, sources, and systems taught, however, are adaptable for a life-long use of information.

    Learning outcomes

    Bush Library is committed to supporting the university-wide learning outcome for student learning:

    "A Hamline graduate will be able to use information and technology competently and responsibly."

    Working collaboratively with classroom faculty, the instruction sessions provided by Bush Library are designed to help Hamline students become proficient in the following program level information literacy learning outcomes:

    • Developing a research strategy
    • Selecting the appropriate finding tools (databases/indexes) for their research.
    • Effectively using search finding tools
    • Using finding tool features
    • Retrieving sources from multiple providers
    • Evaluating the sources they discover
    • Documenting the sources they cite in their research
    • Understanding the economic, legal and social issues which surround the creation, use, and ownership/retention of information.

    Bush Library currently uses the assessment software SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to measure student learning in selected undergraduate courses. For more information on assessment of information literacy, contact librarian Amy Sheehan.

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