The Association of College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”
The librarians of Kean University’s Nancy Thompson Learning Commons collaborate with Kean faculty in providing support services meant to help students practice the information literacy skills necessary for conducting library research and gathering/using relevant information for course assignments, career development, and life-long learning.
Information literacy support is provided through the following library instruction options:
* LEARN: The LEARN module is available through Canvas. Many students and faculty members using Blackboard will already see "LEARN (Library Essentials for Access and Research Navigation)" listed under "My Courses" in their own Blackboard account. If the LEARN module does not appear under "My Courses," then please complete the "self-enrollment" steps described in the LEARN Self-Enroll Video or LEARN Self-Enroll handout.