The new Framework for Information Fluency states that every discipline has a unique culture and paradigm ... and to be effective one must understand the tools, the techniques, the scholarly behaviors, and the weighted variables for any specific scholarly network.
While basic information fluency skills such as critical thinking, advanced navigation, information capture/organization/sharing, and data manipulation are relevant to all scholars, there are unique considerations for higher-level knowledge management in every community. The library attempts to integrate our skills and tools into the suite of information skills and tools developed within each discipline using subject pages, course-specific pages, point-of-need tutorials, and one-on-one consultation sessions.
The library embeds a suite of short tutorials and two quizzes into Phil 140/150 to ensure that all freshman are introduced to basic library services. We can also provide advanced subject orientation as in-class visits, embedded tutorials, or one-on-one student sessions.
All our resources and approaches to information gathering, handling, and sharing are based on the Information Life Cycle concept —in which a researcher experiences changing roles and responsibilities,using associated information tools as he or she develops academic expertise and experience.
In support of Saint Xavier University, the Library provides access to information resources, facilitates their use, and reinforces the University values of academic integrity and lifelong learning.
Learning Goals for the Library
1. Types of Information: Students will be able to determine the nature and extent of the information needed to analyze a given topic, produce an academic paper or other work, or create a performance. The student must be able to address these questions effectively:
2. Access: Students will be able to access needed information effectively and efficiently, using resources and strategies appropriate to their need and discipline. The student must be able to address these questions effectively:
3. Evaluate: Students will be able to evaluate information and its sources critically and analytically, and incorporate selected information into their knowledge base and value system. The student must be able to address these questions effectively:
4. Use: Students, as individuals or group members, will be able to use information effectively to create a specific academic paper, performance, or other work. The student must be able to address these questions effectively:
5. Act ethically and legally: Students will be able to articulate the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information ethically and legally. The student must be able to address these questions effectively:
The new ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education describes best practices for integration and documentation of library initiatives.
Considerations to help us decide how we will strategically incorporate these concepts:
EMBEDDED COURSE TUTORIALS
The library embeds a suite of short tutorials and two quizzes into Phil 140/150 to ensure that all freshman are introduced to basic library services. In addition to traditional in-class visits and one-on-one student sessions, we also provide advanced subject orientation through a series of subject-specific embedded tutorials with associated quizzes.
Welcome to the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library at Saint Xavier University.
New faculty can immediately use our book catalog and our other databases by entering their Campus ID; however, they must create a VuFind account in order to request items from other libraries within the I-Share consortium. In addition, a separate Tipasa account is required to Borrow From Other Libraries outside the consortium.
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See a few images of the comparative domains of our search tools or a presentation about the limits of Google and the alternative search options.