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APSU Woodward Library Instructional Services Program Mission and Goals


The Instructional Services Program supports the Library’s Vision: "As the University’s gateway for information, Woodward Library strives to work collaboratively with the university community to cultivate within students the information literacy skills required to succeed in academic and life pursuits."  Opportunities to become information literate are provided through course-related and course-integrated instruction, workshops for faculty and students, individual assistance, and instruction integrated throughout the Library’s Web site.

Information Literacy is defined as a collection of competencies that people need in order to navigate a growing quantity of information, whose quality is questionable and whose access depends on evolving technologies.  Library Instruction Faculty work with other faculty across campus to implement the Program’s goals listed below.

Innovations, trends and theory, as described in the literature covering information literacy, instructional technology and pedagogy, are carefully reviewed and put into practice when appropriate.  Key documents utilized in planning include the  


1)     Collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum.

2)     Plan and implement clearly defined information competencies articulated across the curriculum to all levels of students.

3)     Practice good pedagogy that takes into consideration different learning styles, varying technical skill levels, and diverse student populations.

4)     Emphasize active learning experiences in instructional activities.

5)     Meet the instructional needs of all learners.

6)     Assess student information literacy learning outcomes in order to improve instruction and improve student performance.

7)     Train and develop the skills of library instruction faculty.

8)     Evolve to meet the changing needs of the APSU community.


Revised December 17, 2012

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