The librarians and library professional staff at Stockton University seek to provide engaging, active, in-depth instruction in information literacy and other skills and concepts that are essential to research and learning.
We utilize a tiered approach to our instruction, classifying each library instruction session within one of two categories:
We are dedicated to the following principles and related learning goals that inform and underscore our approach to library instruction.
We value Research Skills Proficiency.
To effectively utilize information, we must understand how to efficiently and comprehensively locate useful information, and to critically evaluate what we have found so as to differentiate credible, quality materials from non-credible misinformation. We want students to:
We value Research Tools Proficiency.
To locate information, we must understand the forms that it takes, the tools that give us access to it, and the means of crediting those sources we utilize. We want students to:
We value Media Literacy.
To understand all forms of information, we must develop literacies that go beyond printed text, that can unpack the meaning in all forms of media and analyze both medium and message. We want students to:
We value Critical Information Literacy.
To place information in its truest context, we must understand that all information created by human beings is a complex reflection of our best qualities and worst flaws. By the nature of our society and the unequal distribution of social capital within it, our institutions fundamentally benefit some and disenfranchise others. We want students to: