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Library Instruction

The mission of the Albertsons Library Instruction Program is to actively empower individuals in becoming lifelong learners through critical engagement with information.

Albertsons Library’s librarians and staff teach information literacy and research skills to Boise State University students via instruction and instructional resources that are embedded throughout the university curriculum.

Request Library Instruction

To request a library instruction session or an instructional material tailored to a course assignment or to talk with a librarian about instruction, you should:

Information Literacy

“Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand” (ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy Final Report, 1989).

The Albertsons Library Instruction Learning Goals support Boise State University’s Critical Inquiry learning outcome: “engage in effective critical inquiry by defining problems, gathering and evaluating evidence, and determining the adequacy of argumentative discourse.”

Albertsons Library Instruction Learning Goals

  1. The learner determines the most appropriate resources for their information need.
  2. The learner evaluates the authority of resources based on the context of their information need.
  3. The learner describes the methods of information creation, their purposes, and their availability for use as producers and consumers.
  4. The learner describes how information is bought, sold, and disseminated and how this affects the ways in which information is accessed and used.
  5. The learner identifies barriers causing inequities in access and representation within systems of information creation and dissemination.
  6. The learner refines their research question in response to the information they encounter.
  7. The learner seeks multiple perspectives from a variety of sources.
  8. The learner analyzes the scholarly conversation surrounding their information need.
  9. The learner designs appropriate search strategies for their evolving information needs.