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Learning Outcomes: Core Curriculum

Through the LMU Core, students will be able to… 

  • Collect, interpret, evaluate and use evidence to make arguments and produce knowledge. 
  • Identify information needs, locate and access information and critically evaluate sources.

Librarian Presentations & Publications

(organized by date)

Johnson-Grau, G., Archambault, S. G., Acosta, E. S., & McLean, L. (2016). Patience, persistence, and process: Embedding a campus-wide information literacy program across the curriculum. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(6), 750–756.

Archambault, S.G. (2016). Telling your story: Using dashboards and infographics for data visualizationComputers in Libraries, 36(3), 4-7.

Archambault, S.G. (2015). Measure for measure: Using collaborative assessment to build stronger information literacy skills [Conference presentation]. 11th Northumbria Conference.

Archambault, S. G., Johnson-Grau, G., Acosta, E.S., Fabbi, J. & Rinto, E. (2015, March). Integrating information literacy into the core curriculum: Creating sustainable models [Conference presentation]. Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Portland, OR.

Johnson-Grau, G., McLean, L. & Massa, L. (October, 2014) Cultivating Influence: Campus Collaboration to Embed Information Literacy in a New Core Curriculum [Conference presentation]. Library Research Seminar VI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana,

Archambault, S.G., & Acosta, E.S. (2014, July). Faculty power: A renewable energy source for teaching information literacy [Conference presentation]. Library Instruction West, Portland, OR. 

Acosta, E.S. (2014, April). Information literacy in the new core curriculum [Conference presentation]. WASC (Western Association of Schools and College) Academic Resource Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 

Archambault, S.G. (2013, April). The great race: Embedding information literacy into a new core curriculum [Conference presentation]. WASC ARC CARL Special Interest Group on Information Literacy.

Acosta, E.S. (2013, April). The campaign for information literacy: Politics, personalities, & perseverance [Conference presentation]. WASC (Western Association of Schools and College) Academic Resource Conference, San Diego, CA.



The Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) has added LMU to its Exemplary Programs page. These programs are recognized as embodying the best practices in the document “Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline” and grading rubric. The LMU Information Literacy Program has been recognized in two categories:

Category 2: Goals and Objectives

Category 5: Articulation within the Curriculum


Core Curriculum 2013-2022 (with flags)

*Flagged courses in writing, oral skills, quantitative literacy, information literacy, and engaged learning build on and reinforce the skills and critical thinking students obtain in the Foundations courses.


Information Literacy Learning Outcomes