Information Literacy at BHCC
The BHCC Library follows ALA / ACRL definitions and standards for Information Literacy. We look at Information Literacy as a set of skills that:
Subject Focus Sessions
The bulk of the library's work in Information Literacy outreach is accomplished through the Workshop program, which serves 4,000 to 5,000 students per calendar year.
Collaboration is Key
Workshop content is most often the direct result of a deliberate collaboration between an instructor and the presenting librarian to ensure practical application of the session's content.
During this collaboration process, instructors are asked about class goals as well as expectations for the library workshop session. To make this workshop as useful as possible to BHCC instructors and students, librarian instructors also ask for a copy of the class's syllabus and any pertinent assignments. Workshop objectives and goals may be based on previous sessions for that class or topic, or they may be tailored to your class's particular needs as discovered through the collaboration process.
While each workshop is tailored to the class assignment, the library staff has an internally-developed set of ACRL competencies mapped to BHCC course levels to serve as general guidelines.