It is the mission of PPCC Library Instruction to help students achieve academic success by providing instruction that will develop critical thinking and information literacy skills and create a learning experience that will extend beyond the classroom walls.
PPSC instruction librarians teach many class sessions each semester, which cover topics related to information literacy. Simply put, people who are information literate can identify what information they need, understand where to look for it, successfully use search and retrieval tools, critically evaluate the available sources, and ethically use the most appropriate ones to meet their need. All of the libraries' instruction is based upon the nationally recognized standard from the Association of College & Research Libraries: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
Understanding the culture of assessment at PPSC, library instructors have reviewed the Pathways for Information Literacy and Inquiry and Analysis and have developed curriculum that addresses some of the Student Learning Outcomes associated with each.
The librarians use a variety of methods to teach information literacy concepts and skills.
Duration: 60 minutes
Duration: 30 minutes per session
One librarian can come and work with your students several times during the semester. Using shorter, focused lessons, the librarian will target one concept or skill set at a time.
This multi-contact model works for both face-to-face and online classes. Librarians can adapt their lessons for either traditional or flipped classrooms.