Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
site header image

Library Instruction: Content

What Do You Want the Librarian to Cover?

Discuss with your librarian what you'd like to have your students learn during their library session. Below are common concepts and skills we can cover. However, if you want something else, just ask! We will discuss with you what best fits the needs of your students and how we can address those needs.


Librarians can cover additional skills* or material based on your request. Skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify and articulate needs which require information solutions.
  • Identify and select appropriate information sources.
  • Formulate and efficiently execute search queries appropriate for the information resource.
  • Interpret and analyze search results and select relevant sources.
  • Locate and retrieve relevant sources in a variety of formats from the global information environment.
  • Critically evaluate the information retrieved.
  • Organize, synthesize, integrate and apply the information.
  • Self-assess the information-seeking processes used.
  • Understand the structure of the information environment and the process by which both scholarly and popular information is produced, organized and disseminated.
  • Understand public policy and the ethical issues affecting the access and use of information.

*Information Literacy Competencies and Criteria for Academic Libraries in Wisconsin (retired)