The Association of College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as the set of abilities that allow a person to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.
For college students, this starts with knowing how to locate books, journal articles and more, and how to effectively and ethically manage and use those resources.
Students may be overly reliant on the open internet for research, or may be overwhelmed by Buley Library's 200,000 book collection and our many databases (over 150!) Returning students may simply be bewildered by the changes in library technology since they were last in school. Buley Library's instruction program helps all students learn how to use their library to its highest potential.