"Information literacy should be conceived as a new liberal art . . .as essential to the mental framework of the educated information-age citizen as the trivium of basic liberal arts (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) was to the educated person in medieval society."
Shapiro & Hughes, 1996
Information Literacy is one of the five MCC general education goals:
1. Critical Thinking: To identify, define, analyze, synthesize, interpret, and evaluate ideas.
2. Information Literacy: To locate, evaluate and use information resources effectively.
3. Effective Communication: To develop, articulate and convey meaning.
4. Ethical Awareness: To identify and make responsible choices in a diverse world.
5. Technological Literacy: To purposefully integrate technology toward an educational goal.
Each year the reference librarians assess student performance on selected information literacy objectives. If you wish to assess information literacy objectives in your department/course as part of the General Education Outcomes Assessment, the resources below may give you some ideas. The librarians are also available to discuss information literacy assessment and assignments with you.
The MCC Librarians provide Information Literacy instruction in:
All students should be provided ample opportunity to apply and utilize information literacy skills during their course of study at MCC. Give research-based assignments and projects, and hold students accountable for these skills! The library faculty will be happy to work with classroom faculty interested in designing an information literacy assignment and further integrating information literacy into the curriculum.
Online information literacy modules have been created for MCC 101, ENG 151 and ENG 152. Please contact the Reference Librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about adding these modules to your online sections. Instructors of other online courses should contact the Reference Librarians as well to discuss information literacy needs of your students.