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Last updated: 2/17/11

Instruction Services
Information Literacy Mission Statement

The University Libraries are dedicated to the development of a University community that is information literate, as defined by the American Library Association. We offer the University community opportunities to become effective, efficient information consumers for the 21st century. We actively promote our instructional services as the bridge to information literacy empowerment between our patrons and their research needs.

The University Librariesí faculty encourages the development of an information literate University community in the following ways:

By collaborating with colleagues across the campus to integrate information literacy into academic programs.

By promoting the use of library resources in all formats, inasmuch as familiarity with both print and electronic formats is essential.

By providing instruction formally and informally, to individuals and to classes, in person and online.

By providing programmatic instruction that addresses the needs of the University community.

By working to make every interaction at the library, especially reference questions, a learning opportunity for users.

By evaluating the effectiveness of our approaches and regularly renewing our own skills.

Approved by the Public Services Department
March 21, 2008

Used with permission of George T. Potter Library; Ramapo College of New Jersey

Contact information
If you have any questions about the Libraries’ Instruction Services, please contact Chair of Public Services Deborah Mongeau or Information Literacy Librarian Mary MacDonald. Deborah can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (401) 874-4610. Mary can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (401) 874-4635.

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