Guidelines for Information Literacy Classroom
South Mountain Community Library
South Mountain Community College
According to the ACRL, the Association of College and Research Libraries, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, "Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."
Room L235, the Information Literacy classroom in the South Mountain Community Library, is a purpose built space, designed for information literacy instruction that supports the collaboration of academic librarians, instructional faculty and students in the development of lifelong research skills.
It may also be used for library events and programs that support student success, such as workshops about plagiarism.
The Library Information Literacy Classroom is reserved for Information Literacy and research-related instruction. Library instruction sessions are led by both a librarian and a content/discipline instructor. South Mountain Community College faculty, teaching SMCC courses, will contact library faculty to arrange a library session or will fill out the form on the library webpage: Link: bit.ly/infolitinstruction
Instructors are asked to please submit library session requests seven (7) calendar days in advance of the date requested. This enables library faculty to have an adequate period of time to prepare for instruction and to consult with the instructor is necessary.
It is critical to the success of the library instruction and required that the discipline instructor remain with the library faculty thorough the library instruction session.
After the initial library session, and depending on availability, an instructor may request use of the classroom for an Independent Research session (IR) for their students. The use of the classroom for independent research is available when:
The Library recognizes that computers and computer space are at a premium on campus. Please remember: