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A new guide to information literacy and library instruction at the University of the District of Columbia

Why Library Instruction?

The Learning Resources Division provides information literacy instruction to support students in their academic careers and as lifelong learners. The program seeks to develop students’ competence to access, evaluate, and effectively use electronic and print resources to acquire information.


The Goals of the Information Literacy Instruction Program is to support students and faculty in information literacy education.  Information literacy is defined as the ability "to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." [1] LRD instruction ranges from basic to advanced, and is intended to be built upon throughout a student’s academic career. 

[1] Association of College and Research Libraries. (1989). Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report. Retrieved from

Student Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Determine the Extent of Information Needed
  2. Access the Needed Information
  3. Evaluate the Information and Its Sources Critically
  4. Use Information Effectively to Accomplish a Specific Purpose
  5. Access and Use Information Ethically and Legally

Teaching Methodology

Instruction is designed to be hands on. Students will participate in active learning activities and work in groups to gain knowledge and develop strategies. Students will have access to all learning materials after the instruction session.

Request Form

Use the form below to request library instruction.