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TCC Library Information Literacy Instruction

TCC Library Instruction Goals

Tulsa Community College Instruction Librarians collaborate with course instructors to design lessons that support TCC Institutional Learning Outcomes by integrating information literacy concepts with the course curriculum. The information literacy concepts are guided by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. 

TCC Institution Learning Outcomes

ACRL Framework


Critical Thinking

Graduates will be able to evaluate existing information in order to form judgments, raise new questions, and/or implement creative and effective solutions.

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

  • Evaluating sources
  • Information cycle

Searching as Strategic Exploration

  • Subject vs. keyword searches
  • Using reference databases

Research as Inquiry

  • Search strategies
  • Research process

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to exchange information or ideas through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and other modes of interpersonal expression.

Scholarship as Conversation

  • Citation mining
  • Publishing, licensing
  • Information cycle

Information Creation as a Process

  • Publishing process
  • Peer-review process

Personal Responsibility

Graduates will be able to implement the skills necessary for physical, financial, mental, and/or emotional well-being.

Information has Value

  • Proper citation
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Access to information

Social Responsibility

Graduates will be able to evaluate one’s ethics and traditions in relation to others in order to respectfully interact with diverse groups.

Scholarship as Conversation

  • Information cycle
  • Popular vs. scholarly sources
  • Core publications


Contributors: Adam BrennanJamie HolmesAmy LagersMarianne Myers.  Please contact Liz Binger if you have questions about this LibGuide.   

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