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Information Literacy Program at Russell Library

Program Goals & Objectives

GOAL: To promote information literacy values to the entire Georgia College Community by developing engaged learning strategies to strengthen student scholarship.  

  • Related Objective: Develop and implement a minor in information studies by TBD
  • Related Objective: Deliver progressive information literacy instruction from foundational concepts to the highest level of proficiency with various courses and university programs. 
  • Related Objective: Continue to develop and teach three credit GC1Y courses for the university. 


GOAL: To continue to assess the information literacy program keeping the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as our focal point. 

  • Related Objective: Continue to review and refine the program's objectives and goals yearly in the spring academic term. 
  • Related Objective: Incorporate ALA's Project Outcome into the assessment plan by Spring 2021.


GOAL: To collaboratively integrate information literacy into the Georgia College curriculum via tutorials, assignments, and course instruction. 

  • Related Objective: Work in conjunction with the RACL Information Literacy group to integrate information literacy requirements into the new core curriculum for 2023. 
  • Related Objective: Work with faculty to add information literacy assessment into core courses across the curriculum.  
  • Related Objective: Continue reviewing the curriculum yearly to meet the needs of Georgia College students and to fulfill our university's liberal arts mission. 
  • Related Objective: Host workshops and outside-the-classroom conversations yearly with the campus community about the best methods to integrate information literacy into the curriculum.

Instructional Philosophy

  •  We believe Information literacy must be infused throughout all areas of the curriculum in order to have significant impact on student learning and success.  

  • We engage with a reflective assessment cycle that guides teaching and learning in and outside the classroom.  

  •  We believe student learning is best supported in an environment in which students are engaged and encouraged to be personally responsible for their education.  

  • We recognize how our unique human experience influences our teaching and use this knowledge as a way to strengthen our commitment to inclusive excellence.  

  •  We believe that Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.   

  •  We expect and encourage collaboration; without student, faculty and staff input we can not adequately instruct and assess our program.