Information literacy has been called a survival skill in the Information Age. In academia there is an emphasis on strengthening students' information literacy skills to adequately prepare them to deal with "information overload", and the constant changes of information format and retrieval methods in their disciplines.
Information literacy goes beyond retrieving information; it encompasses how information is organized, identifying the best sources for a given need, finding those sources, evaluating, and using information ethically.
The UTEP Library believes that information literacy is a vital skill for our student population and takes an active role in providing information literacy sessions to equip UTEP students with skills to be competitive academics or professionals in the 21st century.
UTEP librarians offer information literacy sessions and tools to faculty during the entire academic year. Librarians can tailor one or more library instruction sessions to a class theme or assignment.
Face-to-face session(s) can be held one of the library's computer classrooms, in an on-campus computer classroom or lab, or at a remote (off-campus) classroom.
Webinar sessions can be arranged for online or hybrid courses. Librarians can also provide research and reference assistance to online and hybrid course by being embedded in the class through Blackboard.
To schedule an instruction session fill out the online form at http://libraryweb.utep.edu/services/instruction_form.php or contact Harvey Castellano at email@example.com