GEP100 and ENG112 instructors, together with librarians are responsible for first year students' acquisition of information literacy skills (or information management competencies as specified by the SUNY Board of Trustees.)
Due to high demand for information literacy classes, the Kiefer Room is reserved exclusively for Library instruction during the first eight weeks of fall semester and the first four weeks of spring semester.
Tips for planning a research assignment
Design "applied" assignments.
Students will find the library assignments more meaningful if they use the retrieved information for a task related to topics covered in the course.
Teach research strategies where appropriate.
Students often do not have the research skills that experienced researchers have.
Provide students with resource lists.
List specific information sources or types of sources for a particular assignment so that students have a starting point. Remember that many of our scholarly articles are accessible through the Internet, but that they are not necessarily Internet resources.