EFFECTIVE March 19, 2020 the Reference & Information Literacy Department is open only by Chat, Email, or Zoom. Phone calls to Fogler Library (581-1666) may be able to reach us, but many of our staff are working remotely. Fogler Library is closed to all but library employees, but we are working to assist the University community with access to information.
The Reference & Information Literacy department is the primary information center for Fogler Library, and is located on the first floor. We staff a physical Help Desk, and you can find the hours listed here.
We also provide assistance through chat, email and phone.
Librarians in the department have subject expertise in the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, and the natural, health, and physical sciences. The subject librarians work to develop our collections in their specialized areas, as well as provide individual and course-related instruction in identifying and using appropriate information resources.
Every department has a subject librarian, who is available for one-to-one, or small group, research assistance. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to make appointments with their subject librarians. We look forward to working with you!
Faculty can contact their subject librarian to provide instruction for the particular research needs of their classes. This can be an in-person class, and/or a Web-based course guide. Below is a link to the Course Guides currently in use. Please contact your Subject Librarian if you'd like to arrange for library instruction. If you are teaching a general course, and would like an information literacy component, contact Nancy Lewis.
We have developed First Year Student Information Literacy Guidelines, and are eager to work with instructors to help achieve these goals.
We also offer a series of courses on Information Literacy that students can sign up for:
LBR 101 - Introduction to Information Literacy for STEM majors, 1 credit, offered in the fall
LBR 102 - Introduction to Information Literacy (non-STEM), 1 credit, offered in the fall
LBR 200 - Information Literacy, 3 credit, meets Social Context and Institutions General Education requirement; offered online in the fall, in-person in the spring
Reference Services also coordinates a variety of events designed to engage the campus community with information resources.
Check our Calendar for the latest schedule.
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