The Information Literacy Program at SU Libraries delivers quality educational opportunities to advance the University's teaching and learning. We support students and faculty in developing skills to succeed in an increasingly complex information society through information discovery, understanding how information is produced and valued, and using information to create new knowledge and participate in communities of learning.1
Instruction is delivered by a diverse team of librarians who teach in a multitude of spaces, employ a variety of pedagogical approaches, and reach a wide range of student populations.
The Libraries offer a variety of programming to support learning, including in-person and online classes, events, library tours, information fairs, and research workshops. We partner with academic departments in a variety of ways, including integration with first-year courses (such as WRT 105/205 and First Year Forum), collaboration with Syracuse University Project Advance classes, faculty collaborations with the Special Collections Research Center, and introductory and upper-division discipline-specific instruction by subject liaisons.
The Libraries also deliver information literacy instruction through reference consultations at service desks and by appointment, research support for study groups, roving reference, and learning objects such as research guides and online tutorials.
1 Association of College and Research Libraries, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, 2015, http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework