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Library Instruction

Information Literacy

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information literacy as “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.”

Information literacy is one of the nine program learning outcomes of the revised Core Curriculum at Biola: "Students will ethically discover, evaluate, and use information to formulate and address research questions, explain how information is produced and valued in a given discipline, and share their results."

The Library partners with instructional faculty to promote information literacy and teach techniques that will enable students to develop a systematic method of research that can be applied to any discipline or assignment. The primary goal of the Library Instruction Program is to teach information literacy concepts that develop lifelong learning skills that can be utilized beyond the university experience.

Library faculty support student learning by:

  • Looking at class assignments and suggesting appropriate ways to teach information literacy skills specific to a discipline or class subject
  • Teaching workshops that develop information literacy core competencies
  • Creating online research guides tailored to specific disciplines or research needs

Instructional faculty support student learning by:

  • Creating assignments that introduce and develop information literacy concepts and skills
  • Actively participating in library instruction sessions and reinforcing the importance of information literacy skills

Library Instruction Sessions

studying in the library

In response to COVID-19, we are currently offering only remote instruction sessions. Please fill out and submit the request form, and a librarian will be in touch with you shortly.

  • The Library Instruction Lab includes 32 computer stations, a projector, and a whiteboard.
  • Instruction sessions must coincide with a particular assignment. Assignments should be uploaded with the instruction request form.
  • Fill out the Library Instruction Request Form below and a librarian will be in touch with you to discuss your request. For additional information, contact Juliana Morley.

Library Instruction Request Form

Library Instruction Evaluations

If you've recently received library instruction, please complete our Library Instruction Survey. We value your feedback!

Library Instruction Student Survey (Pre-session)

Library Instruction Student Survey (Post-session)

Library Instruction Faculty Survey