A goal of the University Library’s teaching and curriculum efforts is to help students become efficient, effective, and independent researchers who think critically while gathering, utilizing, and creating a variety of information resources. The library’s curricular activities encompass credit courses, embedded librarian partnerships, course-specific information and digital literacy instruction, along with a suite of research services.
The library’s student learning outcomes are based primarily on the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015) and Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000), as well as the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Information Literacy VALUE Rubric and St. Cloud State's Our Husky Compact.
LIB courses are taught as stand-alone sections as well as corequisites with courses from other departments and units. LIB classes are offered in person and online.
Understand the dynamic nature of academic research, including developing a research process, locating scholarly resources, and organizing scholarly information. (1-3 credits)
Examine and evaluate critical reasoning in academic discourse and discussions, the construction of arguments, and the management of academic research. (3 credits; fulfills Goal Area 2: Critical Reasoning)
Examine social media, its impact on global cultural evolution, and its use in research, analysis, and communication. (3 credits; fulfills Goal Area 8: Global Perspectives)
Traditional storytelling juxtaposed to digital storytelling to improve oral, writing, research and technology skills. Combines aspects of the narrative structures that make-up the story, history, and mystery of our lives and our participation in society. (3 credits)
View LIB courses in the University Catalog
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Library faculty work closely with students and university faculty to provide customized learning opportunities.