"Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations."
Alexandria Proclamation on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning(2005),
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. accessed 17 June 2019
Middlesex Community College Libraries strive to promote lifelong learning and critical thinking skills in our students, in direct support of Middlesex Community College’s mission and Institutional Student Learning Outcomes.
Our Student Success Librarians offer an information literacy program that
We partner with faculty to ensure our instruction is focused on equity, tied to the curriculum, and targeted to help students achieve learning outcomes. MCC librarians also refer to the ACRL Frameworks when planning lesson and activities for library instruction.
Instruction takes place in many ways, using a variety of teaching methods, including:
Regardless of the method of delivery, Student Success librarians work with faculty to offer instruction that is tied to research assignments and that responds to students’ information needs. Student Success librarians continue to develop new modes of instructional techniques to support the needs of MCC students, whether the course is in person, online or hybrid.