The mission of the Library Instruction and Information Literacy program is to ensure, in partnership with classroom faculty, that Wagner College students graduate as information literate members of our information society.
NEW Information Literacy and Plagiarism Quizzes and Tutorials !
The library now offers the following tools that can be embedded into your Moodle course content. Contact Cathy Perkins for more information.
- Information Literacy Pre- and Post-Tests for FYP RFT courses - evaluate your students Information Literacy skills before and after they visit the library for a research workshop. 10 question pre-test and 10 question post-test.
- "You Quote It, You Note It" plagiarism prevention flash tutorial and companion test - A brief flash-based interactive tutorial that introduces your students to effective and ethical use of information found on the Web and in the library. 15 question test to follow tutorial.
We also offer additional online tutorials and a follow-up assignment that your students may view and submit to you for a grade. This assignment will ensure that your students have received an introduction to research in the Horrmann Library.
An information literate individual is able to:
- Determine the extent of information needed
- Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
- Evaluate information and its sources critically Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally
Smart Lab Policy Smart Board Quick Tips
In addition to the forty patron computers on the main floor of the Library, the SmartLab has thirty additional workstations and a Smart Board. Faculty may request occasional use of the classroom but it is not intended for semester-long classes except during the days/hours on file with the Registrar’s office.
Priority of use is as follows:
1. Information literacy instruction by librarians
2. Computer availability for students
3. Occasional, non-recurring use by faculty (with the exception noted above)
4. Library staff training
Because of mixed usage, all scheduling must be done through the Library. Contact Cathy Perkins at (718) 390-3377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.