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Cinema, TV, & Media Production Department - Research and Teaching Support: Student Support

Information Literacy

The American Library Association defines Information Literacy as:

[T]he set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.

Information Literacy 101


Library Instruction

Want your students to be smarter about solid research? 

Consider scheduling an information literacy session with a librarian. We can cover:

  • Developing a research question
  • Finding appropriate sources both online and in print
  • Differences between popular and peer-reviewed sources
  • Properly citing sources to avoid plagiarism
  • Developing a proper bibliography
  • Evaluation of websites and other popular sources
  • Distinctions between websites and online library resources

Research-Based Assignments

Have a research-based assignment?

Collaborate. I will be happy to work with you on creating research-based assignments that meet your learning objectives.

Maximize Student Success. A great way to help students succeed with such assignments is to inform the library in advance of any assignments likely to involve librarians helping students. Knowing the objectives of research-based assignments and the expected learning outcomes enables us do a better job of helping your students. 

Contact the Library. To have your assignment reviewed by a librarian or to collaborate on designing an assignment, please contact me at or 610-683-4766.

Course Guides

Online guides can be created for any class that will require students to use library services, resources, or tools. Class guides can be a wonderful way to integrate library resources into a distance learning course or to provide easy access to links discussed in a face-to-face class.

Benefits include:

  •     Targeted resources including databases, journal lists, reference books, and quality web links
  •     Easy integration with your course management system
  •     Librarian contact information for students who need further assistance

Additional content can include written or multimedia tutorials for using specific information resources, copies of assignments, and much more. Contact me if you would like to create one for your class.