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Library Instruction

This guide explains what library instruction is, how it can be custom-tailored for your class, how to schedule instruction and general FAQ's about library instruction.

Critical Thinking SLOs

Information Literacy aligns to the Critical Thinking Student Learning Outcome of the MCC's 4Cs.

Critical Thinking is defined as follows: the mental process of effectively identifying, determining, gathering, evaluating, and utilizing resources to innovate and/or to accomplish a specific task.

1. IDENTIFY ISSUE: Identify and interpret a problem or issue. 

2. DETERMINE NEEDS: Determine the resources needed.

3. GATHER RESOURCES: Gather resources effectively and efficiently.

4. EVALUATE RESOURCES: Evaluate resources critically.

5. UTILIZE RESOURCES: Utilize resources effectively and creatively to innovate and/or to accomplish a specific task.

6. ASSESS RESULTS: Assess and evaluate results. 

Learning Outcomes

The MCC Libraries uphold to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education which includes the following concepts:

Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
Information Creation as a Process
Information Has Value
Research as Inquiry
Scholarship as Conversation
Searching as Strategic Exploration

MCC Librarians refer to the above concepts from the ACRL Framework when planning lessons and activities for library instruction. If you are interested in discussing or learning more about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, please contact Marjorie Leta