Library faculty are committed to providing quality, up-to-date information literacy instruction. We provide hands-on introductions to research strategies and tools including how to use library services, the library catalog, reference works, periodical databases, and search engines. Some instructors prefer a walking tour, while others prefer a specific focus. We always tailor instruction to your needs. Our Bremerton classroom is equipped with a teaching workstation and 32 student computers. Librarians can also teach remotely, in Poulsbo and Shelton computer classrooms, or make presentations in classrooms around campus.
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Information literacy is often described as a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." In 2000, The Association of College & Research Libraries published the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, which has been used by academic librarians and their partners in higher education to incorporate information literacy concepts and skills into their curricula. At Olympic College, “Information Literacy and Technology” is a Core Ability:
In 2016, the ACRL adopted the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Framework expanded the definition of information literacy to emphasize dynamism, flexibility, individual growth, and community learning in higher education:
Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.
The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions. The six concepts that anchor the frames are presented alphabetically:
The Framework aims to open the way for librarians, faculty, and other institutional partners to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula; to connect information literacy with student success initiatives; to collaborate on pedagogical research and involve students themselves in that research; and to create wider conversations about student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the assessment of learning on local campuses and beyond. Explore the full text of the Framework!