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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the credibility of a source in order to select the correct authority for your information need 
  • Implement the steps necessary to find relevant sources using subject headings, citation chasing, keywords, or call number browsing 
  • Differentiate between source types (differences include primary vs. secondary sources; scholarly vs. trade vs. popular sources)

Faculty Resources

Advanced Information Literacy Tutorials:

Each advanced information literacy tutorial has a 50-point “Knowledge Check” at the end.

  • Library Instruction or embedded asynchronous support
  • Visit Archives & Special Collections

Librarian Resources



Indirect Assessment

Direct Assessment

(List individual courses)

Librarian Presentations & Publications

Becht, Cynthia, Wiebers, Leon, Rousseau, Elisa, and Lawrence, Lisa. (May 2021). “How to Engage Undergraduates in Hands-On Research with Hidden Textile Collections: A Partnership.” Costume Society of America. 47th Annual National Symposium. abstract

Aguilar, Darlene, Blas, Nataly, and Conner-Gaten, Aisha. (April 2021). “Back to Basics: Creating Online Interactive Tutorials for Undergraduate Business Students.” 2021 Spring BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section), Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association. Online Symposium.

Becht, Cynthia, Wiebers, Leon, Rousseau, Elise, and GonzalezAndrieu, Cecilia. (November 2020). “Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Pedagogical Instruction with Practical Hands-On Learning Utilizing Historic Collections: A Conversation.” Costume Society of America Western Region Speaker Series.

Aguilar, Darlene. (2019, March). Improving Library Tutorials: Multimedia Design Principles. Library 2.019: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design, [held online].

Hubbard, Melanie. (2018, November). Antisemitism on Twitter: Teaching Students How to Analyze Online Hate Through A Simple Information Literacy Assignment. Digital Library Federation Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Archambault, Susan G. (2018, June). Discover CORA: the Community of Online Research Assignments. Presentation at the Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU) Conference, Ottawa, Canada

Susan [Gardner] Archambault. (2018). "Developing a Community of Online Research Assignmentsportal: Libraries and the Academy 18(3): 451-471.  **This article was named one of the “Top 20 Articles of 2018” by American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table.**

Conner-Gaten, Aisha and Garibay, Javier. (2018). "Keepin’ It Real: Reflections on a Fake News Workshop." Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy.

McLean, Lindsey. (April 2016). “Introducing CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments): Extending Librarian’s Value in a Virtual Community of Practice.”CARL (California Academic & Research Libraries Association) Conference 2016, Cosa Mesta,

Susan [Gardner] Archambault and Lindsey McLean. (2015). "Introducing CORA: Community of Online Research Assignments" Open Access Conference.

Susan [Gardner] Archambault and Jennifer Masunaga. (2015). "Curriculum Mapping as a Strategic Planning Tool (post-print proof)Journal of Library Administration Vol. 55 Iss. 6.

Susan [Gardner] Archambault. (2014). "Charting Your Course: Using Curriculum Mapping to Enhance Information LiteracyARL Library Assessment Conference.


We are proud to announce that the Advanced Search Tips tutorial was selected for inclusion into PRIMO, a peer-reviewed collection of instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing, and evaluating information in networked environments.