"Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations." (Alexandria Proclamation, 2005)
PTC Libraries provide information literacy instruction workshops, online training modules, a librarian embedded in online courses, and individual assistance in person, or by e-mail or telephone. Library liaisons are assigned to divisions to work collaboratively with faculty to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum.
In addition to the mapped instructions (PTC Information Literacy Curriculum) for College Seminar, Speech Communications and Composition II, librarians collaborate with faculty from all divisions to target class instruction for a particular curricular need. Areas as diverse as auto body, dental assisting, business, history, and mathematics have participated in information literacy instruction. Through the Liaison program, librarians maintain two-way communications with faculty members so that available resources and services can be matched to faculty and student needs. Crash courses, which are targeted 30-minute open sessions, are developed based on faculty/student feedback. Additional crash courses are offered to faculty as professional development.
Other more traditional library services support the information literacy initiative. Interlibrary loan, collection development based on student and faculty requests, a strong and evolving electronic resource collection, and individual reference assistance are all part of PTC Libraries programs.
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Need more information? Call PTC Ottenheimer Library at (501) 812-2272 or e-mail us at LibraryStaff@pulaskitech.edu.
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