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.
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.
Librarians & Archivist Winter 2021
Laura Landon | 939-2125
Commerce, Economics, Environmental Studies, Government Information, Languages & Linguistics, Sociology
Jeff Lilburn | 364-2237
Drama, English, French Literature, Philosophy, Psychology
David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563
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.