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Resources for Graduate and Continuing Education Faculty

About Information Litearcy

What is Information Literacy?

The American Library Association defines information literacy as "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discover 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".

Library Services That Promote Information Literacy

The Henry Whittemore Library offers a number of options for services that promote information literacy! The following is a list of the various options. You don't need to limit yourself to just one! You can request a library instruction session with a custom research guide or invite your embedded librarian to your class!

Library Instruction

For library instruction, contact Sandra Rothenberg, Coordinator of Library Instruction, at, to arrange for a librarian to visit your physical or virtual classroom to provide a lesson tailored to the subject of your class and/or research assignment.

Custom Research Guide

A librarian can create a customized research guide for your class to guide students to relevant resources and provide instructions on how to use resources. We recommend pairing a custom research guide with library instruction or an embedded librarian. If you would like a custom research guide for your class, contact Hed Monaghan, Research and Digital Pedagogy Librarian, at to get started. 

Embedded Librarian

Having an embedded librarian in your class means adding a librarian to your online course environment, allowing your students to easily contact a librarian via the course discussion board! To request an embedded librarian for your course, fill out the embedded librarian request form.

Individual Research Consultations

Individual research consultations are available for both students and faculty. You can book an appointment with a Research and Learning librarian using the Make and Appointment form, or by emailing Research consultations can be held in-person or virtually via Zoom.