The Instruction Program provides course specific instruction, workshops, and online educational support to faculty and student at the university. Librarians collaborate with faculty to teach information literacy based the Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL) framework for information literacy for higher education. Librarians are available to work with faculty upon request through a variety of modalities on campus, online and at extended campus sites.

Student Outcomes:

Upon graduation, undergraduate students at Fitchburg State University will be able to:

  1. Understand that authority is constructed and contextual.
    • Choose the appropriate level of authority for the information needed.
    • Determine credibility of sources through various evaluative methods.
  2. Contribute to scholarly conversation ethically and responsibly at the appropriate level.
    • Integrate sources ethically and appropriately.
    • Explain how their scholarship contributes to ongoing discussion.
  3. Demonstrate that research is a flexible and iterative process of inquiry.
    • Formulate and refine a research question.
    • Organize information in meaningful ways.
    • Synthesize gathered information to communicate new ideas.
  4. Locate information using a variety of tools and methods.
    • Develop a search strategy appropriate to the tools and methods.
    • Locate sources relevant to the information need.

Schedule a Session:

Fill out the Instruction Request Form

Learn more:

Questions? Contact Renee Fratantonio, Head of Instruction and Information Literacy

Note: The Library has a dedicated Instruction Lab, HA-101, located on the first floor of the library.