Information Literacy Instruction: 

Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) offers the processes of library research in three components:

  1. through the course, LIB 100 - Libraries and Research Methods (a two credit hours liberal arts elective)
  2. through classroom instruction upon request by faculty
  3. through individual instruction by appointment in the Information Literacy Instruction Laboratory. Information literacy instruction can provide you with the skills that will ease your research task and make the research process more enjoyable.

In practical terms information literacy means understanding the organization of information and information technology, evaluating information critically, and using information in problem solving and decision-making.

Regardless of your academic discipline or area, Information Literacy is an approach that can enable you to understand the context in which knowledge is produced and organized. This approach is not only valuable in the use and access of information, but in developing and evaluating information through the application of critical thinking skills and information technology.

To schedule a customized information literacy instruction session for your class, contact Professor Alexei Oulanov by phone 718-270-4874, or e-mail aoulavov@mec.cuny.edu.