The Information Literacy Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland focuses on developing students' ability to:
Through collaboration with faculty in other departments, librarians teach information literacy concepts and skills throughout the college curriculum. In doing so we help students understand the nature of the research process, the complexity of the information landscape, and the technical as well as critical thinking skills necessary to carry out independent research and evaluate information in all its forms.
The following student learning outcomes guide the SMCM Library's information literacy instruction program.
Recognizing the value of information
Engaging in inquiry
Exploring information sources
Creating and communicating knowledge