Information Literacy Outcomes
The Augusta Technical College Library offers on-campus, online, and embedded librarian instruction within courses to help prepare our students to be information literate in the 21st century.
"Information literacy is 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.'" (American Library Association)
Information Literacy is a group of cohesive skills that enable students to identify information needed, understand how information is organized, identify credible sources of information for a given assignment, locate and evaluate sources critically, and share that information in meaningful and new ways. It is also understanding that information has value, and it is used to create new knowledge and learning. The ATC library provides course-specific instruction, sessions, and online educational support to faculty and students at the College. Librarians collaborate with faculty to teach information literacy based on the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) framework for information literacy for higher education. Librarians are available to work with faculty upon request through a variety of modalities on campus and online.
Student Learning Outcomes – Students will be able to:
- Develop a search strategy for and locate information digitally and manually.
- Evaluate information for credibility and authority.
- Synthesize information to communicate new ideas.
- Use information ethically and legally.
The purpose of these outcomes are to develop students' understanding of the ethical and legal issues affecting the access to and use of information and information technology. Development of information literacy skills enables students to access, evaluate, organize, and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply it in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
In-class Library Instruction Session
Faculty may contact a librarian to develop an in-class session in collaboration with you. Submit requests, at least 1 week in advance for adequate planning.
Online Presence via Blackboard
Online students at Augusta Tech have access to library resources through several options in the LMS. On every student’s homepage in the LMS, a link to the Library Orientation is available under Student Tools. Additionally, there is a link to Galileo. A separate tab in the LMS that all students can access is called Online Resources. That tab provides students with the following library information and links:
- Library’s Webpage
- Ask A Librarian
- Online Catalog
- Ebook Central
- Research Sessions/Tutorials for Students
Librarians are available to meet with individual students or small groups of students by appointment or walk-in to enhance students’ understanding of various research-related topics. This can be done in person or WebEx.