Saint Peter’s University Library maintains a library instruction program to support the instructional and curricular goals of the university, assist faculty in preparing students for research assignments, and foster the development of information literacy competencies.
Our Library has adopted the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The framework allows us to articulate learning objectives for our instructional sessions and to facilitate the scaffolding of information literacy skills across an academic major.
We currently partner with the Writing Program to provide Library Instruction to all students in at least one of their required Composition courses. Saint Peter's librarians provide additional library instruction in an as-needed basis, supporting research assignments and learning objectives throughout a student’s academic career. Our programmatic approach to library instruction is targeted and scaffolded to reach to students at the level appropriate for their movement through the university. To this end, we view library instruction as an important collaboration with teaching faculty. Planning and information sharing enables librarians to foster a wider array of information-literacy skills and avoid repeated exposure to the same instruction.
Librarians can develop customized, course-integrated learning experiences for your students, which may take the form of workshops, presentations, activities, research guides, online tutorials, or a combination of these teaching formats.
We encourage faculty to request information literacy instruction for any course with a research-related assignment. Please read the following before making your request.
To request a library/research instruction session for your students from one of our librarians, please complete the following request form.
Please be as descriptive as possible. The more we know about your students' research needs, the better we can plan for the session.