Information Literacy Instruction

The Library seeks to respond to the New Zealand and Massey University context by:

  • Providing relevant and timely information literacy teaching to all students and staff of the University
  • Embedding, where possible, information literacy teaching in course content in order to attain quality learning outcomes
  • Developing transferrable skills
  • Developing a variety of programmes to provide a range of learning opportunities
  • Providing culturally appropriate programmes wherever possible

The Library offers a combination of formal and informal teaching and advice through:

  • Informal teaching and help at service points, over the telephone and by email
  • Formal teaching through the Information Literacy Teaching Programme
  • Library assignments
  • Appointments with Subject Librarians for post-graduate students and staff
  • Online demonstrations in the use of key resources and Library services
  • Printed brochures, maps and pathfinders
  • Help and guidance on the website

The Information Literacy Teaching Programme provides:

  • Library tours
  • Library website tutorials
  • Online orientation and information literacy workshops
  • Course-based, subject-specific tutorials which are developed and delivered in partnership with academic staff. These are delivered both face-to-face and in the Stream environment.
  • Opportunities for academic staff development

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