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The library instruction/information literacy program is designed to acquaint patrons with the physical layout of the library and to introduce them to the basic facilities, services, and resources available to meet their information needs. The library faculty are also available to present lectures and demonstrations on the use of subject specific resources to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other patrons.
If you would like a library presentation for your class, please fill out our Library presentation form found here:
or contact Cody Walters (803- 323- 2311) Waltersw@winthrop.edu
Winthrop University, recognizing the importance of information literacy in an increasingly complex society, endorses the definition of information literacy from the Association of College and Research Libraries in the report, Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. The sheer abundance of information will not in itself create a more informed citizenry without a complementary cluster of abilities necessary to use the information effectively.
The Book-a-Librarian program is designed to help students take a deeper dive into research concerns via a 1-on-1 session with a librarian. Each library faculty member has hours they are available weekly for Book-a-Librarian sessions. The library even has subject liaisons that students can seek out to receive help from the librarian that knows their subject best. The library strives to be available and useful to our students and the Book-a-Librarian program is one of the best ways we have to reach students on a more personal level.
To have your students book library appointments, you can send them to this page: http://libcal.winthrop.edu/appointments/
The Library Classroom is intended as a resource to enhance the electronic information literacy of students and faculty from all disciplines.
NOTE: Assignments are made on a first-come first-served basis, with priority given to library faculty/staff in the case of requests received simultaneously.
To reserve the Library Classroom, contact the Information Literacy Librarian at Dacus Library: Cody Walters 803/323-2311.
If you encounter difficulty with the equipment, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk. Do NOT attempt to fix the equipment yourself.
Room 18 has twenty-four computer workstations, an instructor's workstation, and enough additional chairs to accommodate a maximum class size of thirty.
The library instruction evaluation is to be filled out by attendees of a library instruction session. Please fill out all fields in the form, especially the library instructor's name and the course name and number.