In the Information Age it is a necessity for all FCC students, staff, and faculty to be accomplished information users. Recognizing this, the FCC Library has designed and offers an Information literacy plan consisting of on request instructional services covering every aspect of library and guided library tours that provides library instruction based on the Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
The ACRL competencies support and address the needs of individuals to become life-long learners. “Information literacy is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed and assume greater control over their own learning.”
Anyone can sign up for individual or group session by contacting the reference desk in the library and filling the form.
- Library Safari: Library staff orients new students to the facilities, collection and services during the lab sessions as well as walking tour of the library. Faculty can arrange such sessions for their classes through the booking the sessions scheduled by the library.
- Information Skills Workshops: These workshops introduce students to the research process and to the use of the Internet, Print Resources in library, on-line databases such as Jstor and other HEC Digital Library to locate and retrieve information. Prior bookings may be required for such sessions.
- Course-Specific Instructions: Staff also provides subject or course-related orientations on demand. Faculty is encouraged to contact the library to arrange special library instruction for their students.
- Research Seminars: These sessions are conducted for faculty and researchers using the research paper assignment as the focal point.