Information for instructors
The following information may be very useful for you as an instructor:
The possibilities for obtaining and distributing scholarly information have increased dramatically; therefore, the University Library (UL) has developed a modular training method for information literacy to help you make the most of these possibilities. This modular training method consists of different general and discipline-specific training and workshops that build on each other and that can be followed throughout the duration of one’s studies.
Students and academics are expected to become increasingly information literate during the course of their scholarly education. But how do you know, as an instructor, if your students are information literate? Some standards have been put in place to help you determine this by.
The University Library (UL) provides training at different levels. For example, we offer a basic introduction to the UL for first year students in which we give a tour of the UL and explain how the UL catalogue works; or a training in the use of a specific database, such as PubMed or PsycINFO, so that students learn to search for literature within a specific field; or a workshop on searching for information for master students who are starting with their theses.
Here you’ll find forms for requesting library instructions. Library instruction is part of the curriculum in all faculties. The instruction consists mostly of a demonstration or lecture, a tour through the University Library (UL) and a practical section with a course-related search assignment.
The EUR’s University Library is not the only one that considers information literacy important. Here you'll find a selection of resources with information about and materials for information literacy.