The BHCC Library has developed a series of instruction sessions designed to integrate Information Literacy goals throughout the process of library research at Bunker Hill Community College.
The BHCC Library follows ALA/ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We look at Information Literacy as a set of skills that:
Our goal is always to emphasize the process of research over the outcome of finding an answer.
The BHCC Library gives instruction on multiple levels.
** The following is the American Association of Community Colleges Position Statement on Information Literacy: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/About/Positions/Pages/ps05052008.aspx
Ideally, the library meets new students with a library orientation sessions. These are not designed as Information Literacy sessions; rather they are an entirely separate type of instruction.
Orientation sessions emphasize the basic infrastructure aspects of library research: the basics of getting a library card, the locations of library copiers, etc.
We stress to our students and faculty on these orientation tours that we are not attempting to give the entirety of the information-seeking process in on session.
We are giving people the basic tools they need to begin discussing the information-seeking process.
The Library offers Information Literacy sessions in three main formats:
The bulk of the library's work in Information Literacy outreach is accomplished through the Workshop program, which serves 3,500 to 5,000 students per calendar year.