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Library instruction program: Information literacy at MRU

Information literacy at MRU

MRU Library has an extensive information literacy (IL) instruction program, reaching students with course- and program-integrated IL instruction across the curriculum. 

IL instruction takes many forms, for example: guest lectures, labs and workshops, or online learning modules. Librarians work collaboratively with course instructors to identify IL learning outcomes, and design and deliver learning activities that address 21st Century literacy skills, including visual, digital, and critical information literacy.


  • Work with students to help them acquire, develop and apply research skills
  • Select, manage, and facilitate the use of library resources for teaching and learning 
  • Provide instruction and create learning resources to incorporate research skills into assignments and encourage effective use of information
  • Assist classroom faculty in creating assignments that allow students to demonstrate information literacy skills, knowledge, and good practices

Contact your subject librarian or the Library Chair, Pearl Herscovitch (403.440.6022), for more information.