The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has 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.”
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.
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.
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.
By your subject librarian: email, phone or "Request appointment"
► Anne LePage | 506-364-2691
Religious Studies | Philosophy | Japanese and Spanish Language & Literature
► Christine LeBlanc | 506-364-2386 | Request appointment
Canadian Studies | French Language & Literature | German Literature | History | Indigenous Studies | Linguistics | Military & Naval Sciences | Rare Books & Special Collections | Women's & Gender Studies
► David Mawhinney | 506-364-2563
University Archives: Mount Allison historical records, selected local community records
► Elizabeth Millar | 506-364-2386
(on sabbatical leave until July 1, 2023)
► Elizabeth Stregger | 506-364-2610 | Request appointment
Data and Digital Services | Science of Aviation | Math, Computer Science, and Physics (by appointment)
► Gavin Goodwin | 506-364-2561 | Request appointment
Music | Fine Arts | English | Drama & Screen Studies | Classics | Visual & Material Culture | Museum & Curatorial Studies
► Jeff Lilburn | 506-364-2237
► Laura Landon | 506-364-2572 | Request appointment
Commerce | Business of Aviation | Economics | Environmental Studies | Geography | Government Information | Politics & International Relations | Law | Sociology
► Steve Geier | Request appointment
Biology | Biochemistry | Chemistry | Health Studies | Psychology | Zotero Help | Open Access
Want to know more about the Library of Congress Classification System? See the Understanding Call Numbers section of the Research Tips page.