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Services and Facilities: Teaching Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has recently adopted the newly developed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015).  The Framework seeks to address some of the limitations of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000) and offers a revised and expanded definition of information literacy:

“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 Mount A Libraries Information Literacy pages will soon be revised to reflect the transition from the ACRL Standards to the new Framework.  In the meantime, our Information Literacy pages remain accessible here

Teaching Information Literacy

In addition to the one-on-one teaching and research assistance librarians provide at the Research Help Desk, librarians also teach group and in-class information literacy sessions.

Workshops

Librarians offer Library Research Workshops designed to help students learn about the information discovery tools available to them at the Mount Allison Libraries.

These introductory workshops, generally offered early in the Fall term, aim to give students the basic knowledge they will need to find, use and evaluate scholarly information in support of their academic work.

Discipline-specific classes

Librarians also teach discipline-specific classes tailored to the needs of a particular course or class project.  These sessions, available for all classes offered at the University, aim to provide students with more advanced understanding of the information sources and research strategies associated with a particular discipline or field of study.

For more information or to schedule a session for your class, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Librarians & Archivist

Librarians & Archivist Winter 2021

Anita Cannon | 364-2572
On sabbatical leave July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Laura Landon | 939-2125
Commerce, Economics, Environmental Studies, Government Information, Languages & Linguistics, Sociology

Anne LePage | 364-2691
Anthropology, Music, Religious Studies, Spanish Literature

Jeff Lilburn | 364-2237
Drama, English, French Literature, Philosophy, Psychology

David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563
Archives

Elizabeth Millar | 364-2386
Canadian Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Military & Naval Sciences, Politics & International Relations, Rare Books & Special Collections, Women's & Gender Studies

Elizabeth Stregger | 364-2610
Data and Digital Services, Science Consultations (by appointment)

Other subject areas, including Classics, Fine Arts, and Visual & Material Culture: Please e-mail Infodesk@mta.ca

Want to know more about the Library of Congress Classification System? See the Understanding Call Numbers section of the Research Tips page.