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Mission: Our goal as an information literacy program is to ensure that graduates of SUNY Cortland are information literate by teaching students the agency and ability to navigate the current complex and interdependent information world.

We help encourage and build the foundation of :

1) the critical evaluation of information sources
2) the knowledge of different information formats and cycles of production
3) the skills to navigate the many tools of information retrieval
4) the ability to ethically situate one’s own work within the larger information world

Program Goals:


Goal 1: Increase campus-wide committee/office collaboration to enhance and promote the general education competencies of information management.


Goal 2: Collaborate with faculty and staff to prepare students for lifelong learning by providing opportunities for acquiring information literacy skills.


Goal 3: Library faculty, in conjunction with campus partners, develop pedagogical avenues and methods for teaching information literacy.


Goal 4:  Librarians and campus partners work together with campus-wide offices and committees to provide programmatic/campus-wide assessment of information management outcomes.


Goal 5: Communication of information literacy outcomes, goals, and initiatives between librarians campus partners both internal and external to SUNY Cortland.



Programmatic Outcomes:


Outcome #1: Librarians communicate to faculty and to each other a shared understanding of informational literacy core competencies in order to support the stated goals of the information literacy program.


Outcome #2: Librarians and faculty collaborate to teach the general education competency of informatin management that is directly mapped to the new ACRL framework, inside and outside the classroom.




Program Overview

We pursue our mission through a variety of programs including but not limited to:

In addition, we work with ASAP, Academic Peer Mentors, and other campus partners to promote and teach information literacy.

To learn more about these programs or to schedule instruction, please click on the tabs above. If you need more information or have any questions, contact the Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator, Sara Quimby.

Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator

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