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Library Instruction: Information Literacy

Project Information Literacy

Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a national and ongoing series of research studies that investigates what it is like being a college student in the digital age.  PIL seeks to understand how college students find and use information -- their needs, strategies, practices, and workarounds -- for course work and solving information problems that arise in their everyday lives.  More information...

Source provided by Project Information Literacy under a Creative Commons license.

Library Contributions to Student Success

How does the library contribute to student learning and success?

Evidence shows that academic libraries contribute to to student learning and success in four key areas:

  • Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework.
  • Library use increases student success.
  • Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning.
  • Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes.

Full report from the American Library Association available here.