Information Literacy at UJ
The University of Jamestown’s Mission states:
“We are a community dedicated to the development of wholeness in our students. We adhere to a curriculum of academic excellence which balances the ideals of the liberal arts tradition and sound professional preparation. Our Christian tradition encourages an atmosphere of self-discipline, responsibility, and concern for the continuing growth of the individual.”
The University of Jamestown seek to create well-rounded lifelong learners. Part of the liberal arts tradition is the development of critical thinking skills. This skills include the ability to evaluate and use information. The librarians at Raugust Library are committed to developing these skills in all UJ students.
Each incoming first-year student completes a library orientation during their Journey 101 course. These orientations are not only meant to introduce students to library resources, but to also give them a sense of appropriate information sources for the academic environment.
Additionally, the Reference & Instruction Librarian teaches ID201: Information Literacy during Spring semesters. From the course description:
Information literacy is a key component of, and contributor to, lifelong learning. This class will teach research, citation, organization, and critical thinking skills to students. Students will not only learn skills which will have immediate benefit to them in their school work, but will also receive aid in the university’s goal to assist them to become lifelong learners.