The Library works with teaching staff to support the information literacy needs of their students by providing integrated and embedded information literacy instruction. These sessions help our students understand and make use of the information landscape, from books and journals to ephemera and visual material, and find appropriate resources in their subject area. Information literacy principles are relevant to all forms of research, and are as applicable to studio-based projects and visual research for design inspiration as they are to written work.
Subject Librarians can provide subject-specific sessions to assist students at all levels, covering a variety of library and information literacy skills, including:
- Demonstrating how to search effectively.
- Finding resources to stimulate and inspire creative practice.
- Selecting appropriate information resources for projects.
- Evaluating the quality of the information found.
- Using information effectively in projects to demonstrate the research that has been undertaken.
- Correctly referencing quotes and other material in written work.
Teaching may be delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials and hands-on workshops, depending on the size of the group and the particular information literacy need. Teaching may also be delivered online.
If your students would benefit from further support in this area, contact your Subject Librarian to discuss scheduling a session.