By working closely with faculty and the greater campus community, Reference and Instruction librarians aim to situate our information literacy program within the disciplines and other curricular and co-curricular structures that shape our students’ lives. We work with students from the Argument & Inquiry Seminar in their first term through their final year’s “comps” projects. We provide direct support to students and faculty through general reference, in-course instruction, and consultations. We also collaborate with faculty, departments, and the community as a whole to develop supportive learning environments.
We are guided in our work by two documents. The first is our own Information Literacy at Carleton: Six Critical Habits of Mind. The second is the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education from the Association of College and Research Library (ACRL). The latter is summarized for our community in our Handout on the Framework for Information Literacy.