Information Literacy Instruction

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Clermont College Librarians are committed to student-centered learning. We design lessons intentionally with active learning in mind. Just tell us what you'd like students to learn and we'll develop an information literacy session based around information literacy concepts and skills, not just library search tools. We offer information literacy support for classes offered both in-person and online, as well as hybrid course offerings.

Example topics for an information literacy session include the following:

  • Decoding the differences between popular and scholarly 
  • Transitioning from research topic to literature search 
  • Generating keywords and keyword synonyms 
  • Selecting appropriate search tools 
  • Searching efficiently 
  • Using a variety of souce types to support your claims 
  • Evaulating information found on the world wide web


Guidelines for Faculty

In order to provide a thoughtful, well-constructed instruction session, we ask faculty to use the following guidelines:

  • The teaching faculty member must be present during the library instruction session
  • Instruction sessions should be scheduled at least 1 week prior to the desired session date
  • If you need to reschedule or cancel an instruction session, please inform your library liaison as soon as possible


It is strongly encouraged that library instruction sessions be linked with a relevant research assignment. Prior to the session, students should know about the assignment and have chosen topics (if applicable). Plan to share the assignment and topics with the librarian ahead of the session.