The Library/Resource Center at the College is a technology-based library. Located in the Moffatt Student Center, the collection consists of over 5,000 volumes of books and more than 100 current periodical subscriptions. It complements the curriculum of both the academic and technology areas. This unique collection offers students the resources necessary to research trade and technical issues that pertain to their fields of study and that are needed to keep abreast of new technological developments. The library also offers the use of online computer services, DVD’s, course reserves, current textbooks, daily newspapers, fax machine, photocopier, scanner, wireless access and black and white/color printing. Tables for group study, individual desk corrals, and a private study room are also available.
Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It 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. An information literate individual is able to:
“Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.” Information Literacy Competency
Standards for Higher Education. American Library Association, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.
Librarians at North Carolina State University Libraries have created “Big Picture” videos that address common conceptual problems in information literacy. Rather than teach “how to do X,” these videos focus on core concepts, fundamental to information literacy. The videos transcend institutional specifics of how to search within a given library, and can be reused or adapted to fit specific institutional needs. Videos are published under a Creative Commons license.
Find Big Picture Information Literacy Tutorials created by North Carolina State University Libraries from their website. Videos can be used or adapted under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.
Library Instruction for Classes
The Johnson College Library offers library instruction to help prepare students to become confident researchers and critical thinkers who contribute to thriving communities of practice through the lifelong cultivation of information literacy. We collaborate with faculty to provide customized, course-specific information literacy instruction to improve academic productivity and research skills.
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