Appendix 2

The Library Instruction Program: A Plan for Information Literacy at Oglethorpe University

Introduction

Information literacy, the ability to access, evaluate, and incorporate information effectively, is an essential component of a liberal arts education. As a liberal arts institution, the mission of Oglethorpe University is to teach students “to make a life, make a living and make a difference,” and thus “become community leaders who are distinctive in their ability to think, communicate and contribute.”1 In support of the University’s mission, the staff of the Philip Weltner Library assist students in gaining information literacy skills in a variety of ways, including assisting with research requests, the library orientation program, ...

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