Instructional Services: Mission and Goals
Randall Library's information literacy program supports the research and educational goals of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (2015), information literacy is "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."
Randall Library's information literacy program incorporates the principles associated with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We integrate these threshold concepts at all levels of the curriculum by collaborating with instructors and scaffolding our information literacy content to develop not just information-seeking skills, but higher-order critical thinking and practices.
We support UNCW's University Studies student learning outcomes for the information literacy competency, as well as the University Learning Goals.