The mission of the Egan Library’s information literacy instruction program is to contribute to the student learning, research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University of Alaska Southeast and to support the Egan Library’s Mission by promoting information literacy through both the University curriculum and Library services in order to help students evaluate and efficiently use library and other information resources and to become independent critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Information literacy skills are essential to students’ academic and personal lives, as they enable individuals to identify and locate relevant, reliable information in a changing and often overwhelming information environment.
Information literacy, which is one of the Undergraduate Competencies, is the “set of abilities requiring individuals to ‘recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information,’” according to the Association of College and Research Libraries. The instruction program at Egan Library aims to develop the information literacy skills of students both in the face-to-face and e-Learning environments.
To request instruction
We provide information literacy instruction through several different modes; much of our instruction is course-related and taught as part of class visit (in-person or online). To schedule a class visit, please contact the Librarian Liaison for your School at least two weeks in advance.
- Natural Sciences, Career Education: Jonas Lamb
- Education, School of Management: Jennifer Ward
- Humanities, Social Sciences: Bethany Wilkes