Jerry Falwell Library
Jerry Falwell Library employees and customers needing research assistance
The Research and Instruction department assists customers with their information needs, which includes helping customers to find the best information available as well as teaching them how to search, evaluate, and use sources in an ethical and legal manner.
The Research and Instruction librarians and Research Consultant staff, in accordance with a core competency of Liberty University, will teach library customers how to access, evaluate, and use resources in order to become information literate and independent researchers. They will not do the research for the customers.
The Learning Outcomes for the Core Competency of Information Literacy were updated by the CGS Info Lit Core Competency Committee. This change to the learning outcomes for the Jerry Falwell Library is a reflection of the change within CGS. Also, the job titles of library faculty and staff have changed from Research Assistance Librarians to Research and Instruction Librarians and from Online Research Assistants to Research Consultants.
Definition of Glossary Terms
Information Literacy: Liberty University has defined Information Literacy with the following Learning Outcomes. The student will be able to:
- Determine the nature and extent of information needed
- Discover and evaluate information
- Access and use information legally and ethically
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
Information Literate: A person who continually uses and develops their Information Literacy skills and abilities.