Instruction Services

Our Mission

In support of the college's institutional mission, the library offers information literacy instruction. The goal of the instruction program is to teach the skills and concepts necessary to conduct effective research and evaluation. An information literate individual has the ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.1 Library instruction plays an integral part in developing lifelong learning and critical thinking skills in students of all ages.

Help by Appointment

Walk up assistance is always available at the reference desk. If you prefer to have a librarian's undivided attention for an extended period of time, we offer individual consultations. To schedule a consultation, send an e-mail to librarians@prairiestate.edu.

In the e-mail include:

  • Your name
  • Date and time availability
  • What you would like to discuss with a librarian

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1 Association of College and Research Libraries. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. http://www.ala.org/
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