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Library Resources and Services for Faculty: Research & Information Literacy Instruction

This guide provides information about Luria Library resources and services available to SBCC faculty.

Information Literacy Instruction

Luria Library faculty are experts in information ecosystems and information literacy education and are available to support the information literacy development of students, staff, and faculty. We offer course-based workshops, topical workshops, professional development workshops, one-on-one appointments, drop-in support at the Reference & Information desk and the online chat, and more.

Contact Ellen Carey to discuss research and information literacy instruction and support for your class, or use the Library Research Instruction Request Form to request a research workshop.

For more information about information literacy and the SBCC Information Competency (Area F) Degree Requirement, see the Information Literacy guide.

Course-Based Research & Information Literacy Instruction


Library faculty can teach research workshops in the Library classroom or in your regular classroom. Faculty teaching F2F courses can also request online research/information literacy instruction in addition to or instead of F2F workshops.

Please note that the course instructor is expected to be present during all research workshops -- your active participation is welcome and is likely to benefit your students.


We can provide online, course-based instruction for your classes, including:

  • Synchronous research workshops during your class time or office hours via Zoom.
  • Canvas Module: Introduction to Research Assignments and Research Help. Download the module from the Canvas Commons and edit it yourself, or add a librarian to your course as a Designer and we'll customize the module for your students' needs.
  • Research guides. Ask us to create a research guide instead of or in addition to the Canvas module.
  • Personalized asynchronous instruction. We can create a brief screencast video demonstrating where to find/how to use the Canvas module and/or research guide.

Contact Ellen Carey or use the Library Research Instruction Request Form to request a F2F research workshop.

Research Assignment Development

Library faculty can collaborate with you in designing or revising research assignments and effectively integrating information literacy into your curriculum. 

Contact Ellen Carey for more information.

Do-It-Yourself Help: Online Videos/Tutorials

  • Share our student-facing list of some of our Library Tutorials with your students.
  • For details on other tutorials available, see the faculty-facing list of all of our Research and Information Literacy (RAIL) Videos and Tutorials. Provide students with direct links to the tutorials you want then to use, or ask a librarian to include them in a Canvas module or research guide for your class.

Looking for a tutorial on a particular topic? Contact Ellen Carey about what is available.

Library 101

Library faculty teach multiple sections of Library 101, the online, one-credit course that meets SBCC's Information Competency Requirement

Information Literacy Standards and Learning Outcomes

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In the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the Association of College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as "Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." 

The Luria Library Program Student Learning Outcomes (updated Fall 2017) are based on the threshold concepts identified in the Framework for Information Literacy:

  1. How Information Literacy Is Defined and How Novices Become Experts
    Students will recognize themselves as active participants in the process of discovering, evaluating, using, and creating information within information communities, and will identify the assistance available to them during that process.
  2. How Information Is Created and What Determines Credibility
    Students will apply knowledge of different types of sources and their creation processes, and knowledge of authority and credibility, to analyze others’ claims and to select appropriate sources for specific information needs.
  3. How Information is Valued and How Power Influences Information
    Students will identify the rights and responsibilities of information use and creation; will analyze the power structures and other social factors affecting how information and misinformation may be shared or suppressed; and will demonstrate academic honesty and ethical use of information.
  4. How Information is Organized and How To Find The Best Information
    Students will apply knowledge of the varied ways information may be organized to develop effective search strategies, and to conduct, evaluate, and revise searches in order to achieve relevant results.
  5. Research Involves Asking Questions and Communication Builds Knowledge
    Students will analyze the elements and characteristics of the research process and the processes of scholarly communication and knowledge building.