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Faculty Resources provided by Marshall University Libraries: Information Literacy - Research Instruction

Resources and services for faculty - provided by Marshall University Libraries

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL)

The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, developed by the  Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) was unveiled in 2015. The Framework is organized into six frames, each outlining a concept central to information literacy.   
Find out more about the six 
concepts that anchor the frames within the tabs on this guide.

How To Get Started With Information Literacy

Make an appointment with a librarian. We can collaborate with you to develop and revise assignments that include clear and relevant research strategies.   

 Meet with a librarian to find out what sources and resources are available. We may have a new database or other resources you don't know about yet. 

Schedule a library instruction session for your class. With advanced notice, we can customize an information literacy session to fit your and your students' needs by addressing your assignment requirements.  

Browse MU Libraries Research Guides to see what we have available and make suggestions about other resources that would be helpful.

Marshall University Libraries Information Literacy Plan 

Information Literacy Module

We also offer an Information Literacy Course Module (ILCM) developed by Credo Reference. The sections of this course were developed to give users a foundation in information literacy (IL) and critical thinking and are aligned with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Standards, the definitive model for IL. 

The ILCM consists of 16 sections with over 70 multimedia materials including videos, tutorials, quizzes and pre- and post-tests.  These modules can be used individually or as a whole.  

Faculty - Multimedia materials can be assigned to students for a flipped classroom environment, shown as a part of face-to-face instruction, be assigned for homework or added to online classes.  The ILCM also includes discussion notes for each section that outline learning objectives, related ACRL standards, section multimedia, discussion topics, activities, and suggested readings.  For additional information or suggestions on how to incorporate the ILCM into your classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kelli Johnson, Head of Access Services; 304-696-6567

Types of Library Instruction

Embedded librarians

Experienced research and instruction services specialists (AKA Reference Librarians) are available for your information literacy needs! Embedded sessions are carefully and thoughtfully planned in conjunction with the course professor so that librarians can design instruction that supports critical thinking, addresses course assignments and fosters information literacy in students.  Please plan ahead for your instruction needs because our calendars fill up quickly.

Research Consultations

In conjunction with the Writing Center located on the second floor of the Drinko Library, the Research and Instruction Services team of librarians offer one-on-one research consultations.   Go to to sign in and make an appointment!

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