The University of Missouri Libraries are dedicated to the development of a university community that is information literate. Our librarians offer expert research instruction across the disciplines in order to provide the MU community with the skills and knowledge to expertly identify, find and evaluate information.
Our instructional services are informed by the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. We believe that MU graduates should be able to:
- Identify problems important to society and the information needed to address them.
- Find existing sources of information on a topic.
- Evaluate the accuracy, validity and reliability of information presented in a wide variety of media.
- Conduct appropriately focused library, field or laboratory research.
- Analyze and synthesize information gathered, demonstrating strategic and logical reasoning skills.
- Demonstrate the understanding of costs, benefits and consequences of proposed resolutions to problems important to society.
- Organize information, data and ideas for further analysis and presentation.
Whether you’re teaching online or in-person, synchronously or asynchronously, it’s never too early to begin collaborating with your subject librarian on integrating information literacy instruction into your courses. Visit https://library.missouri.edu/instruction today to learn more about the variety of instructional services we offer.