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Mission: Library Instruction

The library's instructional mission is to contribute to the educational mission of the College by promoting lifelong learning through information literacy. We define information literacy as the ability “to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” (American Library Association, 1989)

The Holgate Library works closely with teaching faculty and other campus academic support services to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum. Library staff collaborate with faculty to help students define their information needs, locate a variety of information sources, choose sources appropriate to their particular projects, and integrate these sources appropriately and ethically into a finished product.

American Library Association. (1989). Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final report. Chicago: American Library Association.

Need additional help? Contact Ms. Devon Stokes, the Reference Librarian, or the Circulation Desk at 336-517-2139.