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Information Literacy

Library services for teaching information literacy

Library instruction classes designed to teach information literacy concepts and discipline-specific research skills are available on request. Librarians welcome collaboration with faculty to design a session that will meet the requirements of a particular assignment or learning objective. McKillop Library is equipped with a classroom which has 26 computers, a projector, and a Smartboard. Professors can request a customized library class for their students by using this online request form.

One-on-one consultations with a reference librarian are available to address specific research needs or review information literacy concepts. To request a consultation, please use this online form. Research help is also available by phone at 401-341-2289, by email at salvelibrarian at salve dot edu, or in person at the McKillop Library Info Desk.

Customized web-based research guides are available for individual courses and programs. In developing a course guide page, faculty and librarians work collaboratively to identify key resources, services, and strategies that support a course's assignments and learning objectives. Course guides also foster the development of information literacy competencies. To request a course guide webpage for a class, please use this online form.

Online research help is available through the library webpage, and includes user guides and videos, subject research guides, and access to many online reference sources and research databases.