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Information Literacy

Coe Library 304
Phone: (307) 766-2070

The University Libraries offer research assistance and information literacy instruction to students and faculty. Librarians provide customized class orientations to information sources in various disciplines, as well as individual research consultations. Students needing research help may call, email, instant message, or visit William Robertson Coe Library, or the Brinkerhoff Earth Resources Information Center.

The University of Wyoming addresses information competencies utilizing the framework of the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education as approved by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education. Librarians collaborate with teaching faculty in addressing these information competencies in course assignments or lectures. Information literacy is the ability to recognize and define the need for information, then locate, evaluate, and use that information effectively and ethically.

University of Wyoming librarians have developed TIP: Tutorial for Info Power (http://tip.uwyo.edu) as a general introduction to information competencies. Students are required to work through the tutorial and pass the TIP quiz as part of the University Studies information literacy component. The TIP tutorial has been adapted for use at other institutions and has been recognized by the ACRL for inclusion in their Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online database.

The Libraries also offer credit courses to help students improve research skills and to meet the information literacy requirement of the University Studies Program. Current offerings are restricted to upper-division students.

Learning Outcomes

We expect that students completing LBRY courses will become knowledgeable consumers of information through learning how to:

  1. Recognize and define the need for information;
  2. Efficiently locate information in the library or on the Internet;
  3. Evaluate the quality of information;
  4. Utilize information effectively, ethically, and legally.

Associate Librarians

KAIJSA J. CALKINS, B.A. University of Washington-Bothell 2001; M.L.I.S. University of Washington-Seattle 2004; Associate Librarian 2012, 2006.
JENNY GARCIA,
B.A. Regis University 1989; M.L.S. Emporia State University 1992; Associate Librarian 2009, 2003.
CHERYL GOLDENSTEIN, B.A. Bethany College 1982; M.L.S. University of Texas at Austin 1997; Associate Librarian 2009, 2002.
DAVID D. KRUGER, B.S. South Dakota State University 1991; B.S.Ed. Minot State University 1994; M.A. Kansas State University 1996; M.L.S. University of Missouri at Columbia 1998; Associate Librarian 2004, 1998.
JENNIFER MAYER, B.A. University of Wyoming 1991; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma 1996; Associate Librarian 2005, 1999.
LAWRENCE SCHMIDT, B.S. Montana State University 1987; M.S. 1995; M.L.S. Emporia State University 2002; Associate Librarian 2008, 2002.

Assistant Librarians

KATE CONERTON, B.A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2011; M.L.I.S. University of British Columbia 2013; Assistant Librarian 2013.

Information Literacy (LBRY) Courses

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