Go to the APSU Library Web at http://library.apsu.edu.
Click on the LILT link found near the middle of the page close to
the red vertical bar.
Scroll to the bottom of the LILT screen and select either First
Time Users (if you've not used LILT before to be sure you have the
latest Flash player) or Return Users (if you've already loaded the
latest Flash player).
Work your way through LILT. You can jump to different sections
of the LILT modules by clicking on a module number's
and following the section links.
Has your instructor assigned you the task of completing LILT quizzes?
As you finish each module, you
are presented with a quiz to complete.
Once you complete a quiz, please print your results as a backup
copy. Your quiz results are time-stamped and entered into
a database which your professor can access for grading
purposes. Keep your print backup copy in case your professor
does not find your quizzes in the database.
surrounding information retrieval and use are complex. It is impossible to cover all
of the concepts
need to know in a single library instruction session. Therefore, the
Library Faculty strongly recommends that all students complete LILT,
which is a fundamental building block in the APSU Library Instruction Program.
In fact, all freshmen are required to complete LILT as a part of
the APSU 1000 first-year experience course where the librarians
collaborate with course instructors to lay a foundation of basic
concepts and skills associated with information literacy learning
outcomes.* Once students complete this tutorial and receive instruction from the
librarians during APSU 1000, all faculty may expect students
use the Library Website
the physical library as a gateway to high quality, academic
begin to search library databases effectively (Boolean
operators, keyword searching, truncation),
begin to evaluate and select sources appropriate for
college-level work, and
cite sources in different styles, paraphrase correctly, and
literacy learning outcomes that are addressed in APSU 1000 and in LILT
Module quizzes are derived from the
Literacy Standards for Higher Education, which are endorsed by
the American Association for Higher Education, the Council of
Independent Colleges, and the Association of College and Research
LILT covers the concepts, skills, and values needed to successfully access, evaluate, and use information in today's information-rich
society. Through LILT, students are exposed to the economic, legal,
and social issues associated with using information in an
Students learn best when they are actively engaged. LILT is
very interactive and it allows students to practice skills associated
with information literacy concepts, such as
brainstorming topics and identifying keywords to
searching keywords combined with Boolean operators;
distinguishing among types of sources, and selecting the best source;
avoiding plagiarism and citing sources correctly; and
information found on the World Wide Web.
Librarians continue to be available to work with other faculty across campus to
address more advanced information literacy learning outcomes during
students' sophomore, junior, and senior years. In many
departments, this is already occurring. It is crucial that all
students obtain the knowledge, skills, and values necessary
to be life-long learners in the Information Age by the time that they
graduate. They must prepare for work environments in which
they will be required to access, evaluate, and use information that is found in a
variety of formats.
APSU Librarians look forward to
collaborating with faculty on additional projects that ensure that
students become information literate and successful lifelong learners. Please
contact Christina Chester-Fangman, Instruction Librarian, at (931)
to collaborate on additional projects.