Join CIE and NMC Library on Friday, September 30, for our first Friday Forum of the year as we explore a range of tools and approaches both new (PolicyMap, Wiki Edu, the library’s Curiosities series) and familiar (books, ebooks, periodicals, New York Times digital content, government data and publications) for enhancing student learning through research and discovery. Please bring your laptop to this session!

When: Friday, September 30, 12:30-2pm
Where: Innovation Center 106/107
Please bring your laptop!
Lunch provided – RSVP to CIE calendar invite for food planning purposes

Different disciplines and vocations emphasize different dimensions of information literacy, but any subject area or career path requires a learner to navigate, evaluate, synthesize and act upon a range of information sources.

Information literacy describes a set of aptitudes and attitudes that grow ever more vital in a networked society, economy, and information landscape. Beyond traditional academic research, it includes everything from following technical documentation or parsing government regulations to staying current on industry best practices or researching the impact of a proposed local millage.

The library offers a continuum of support for integrating information literacy-building opportunities into teaching and learning at NMC. This continuum of support includes:

  • Videos, research guides, worksheets & exercises
  • Guest instruction in class sessions
  • One-on-one research consultations
  • Asynchronous online learning modules
  • Co-developed assignments with area faculty
  • Ongoing event series like ‘Curiosities’ and the Global Literature Reading Group

With so many folks reconnecting with campus resources and one another after a long and disorienting spell of COVID workarounds, we at the library wanted to take a moment to (re)introduce folks to a range of new and old resources and services and to offer dedicated time and space for some firsthand exploration and reflection on the ways integrating library materials and instruction can enhance student learning and support course learning outcomes.