Library Services Instruction

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The goal of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Instruction Program is to develop information-literate lifelong learners. We believe information literacy skills are an essential component of our students' development into scholars, informed citizens, and socially responsible individuals. Our information literacy program focuses on transferable knowledge and skills, and usually involves the formal teaching of the use of library materials and resources.

 

DiMenna-Nyselius Library Learning Goals1

Measurable Learning Outcomes 2

Commitment to Academic Excellence.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library’s primary objective is to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students.


  1. The Fairfield-educated student demonstrates an understanding of legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of information, including the responsibilities of participating in scholarly conversations and the importance of credit through proper attribution.

  2. The Fairfield-educated student demonstrates an understanding that the concept of authority in information sources is constructed and contextual and have developed their own authoritative voice in their particular area.

  3. The Fairfield-educated graduate student demonstrates an understanding that the concept of authority in information sources is constructed and contextual and have developed their own authoritative voice in their community of practice area.

Integrative Thinking

DiMenna-Nyselius Library supports a liberal education, characterized by depth and breadth within or across academic disciplines.

 
  1. The Fairfield-educated student demonstrates intellectual curiosity, employs an open minded exploration of complex research questions, and synthesizes ideas from multiple perspectives.

  2. The Fairfield-educated student creates a flexible, adaptive and strategic research process.

 

  1. Learning Goals based on Fairfield University Learning Goals, 2016                                                           

  2.  Based on ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education