During their sophomore and junior years, students build on the introductory information literacy skills of their first year. With the help of research instruction, they begin to develop critical thinking habits, using a better understanding of the organization of information, controlled vocabularies within disciplines, and library tools to make their search for resources more efficient and effective. By the time students reach their senior year, they benefit from advanced instruction on strategies such as interdisciplinary searching and ethics of information production and use within their major area of study.
Sophomore & Junior Years
In consultation with faculty, librarians can tailor instruction sessions to meet specific needs for the individual class and for the discipline subject area.
Numerous students will have an instruction session in the Library Lab or Classroom at least once during their senior year, while others are required by faculty to "check-in" with a librarian for individualized help with their research over the course of their final year at Concordia. Our outcomes for Information Literacy for senior year are flexible and intended to serve individual faculty members' needs and goals for the course.
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