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Information Literacy Program   Tags: information literacy, library science  

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2016 URL: Print Guide

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The Old Dominion University Libraries are committed to the success of students and faculty in their research pursuits. We provide a variety of instruction sessions and materials to support the development of information literate individuals, both for their scholarly journey at ODU and beyond.



The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information literacy as "the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information." 


Information Literacy at ODU

As of Fall 2010, Information Literacy & Research became a general education requirement at ODU.

ODU Libraries' Instruction Team provides focused, assignment-based instruction for a wide variety of courses. We strive to take an active-learning, hands-on approach to library instruction, building students' knowledge of concepts, rather than point-and-click skills.

We actively work with instructors and faculty at ODU to provide instruction at the students' point of need, related to a pending research assignment, focused on the resources most needed while building research practices that can be applied to other areas.

The Libraries can support information literacy in your curriculum in a variety of ways, including our online tutorials, in-class instruction, assignment development, research consultations, and more.

Contact Rachel Stott ( for more information about the program.


Subject Specialists

Art - Gay Acompanado

Business & Economics- Miriam Bridges

Communication & Theatre Arts - Elizabeth Hogue

Education - Lucinda Rush

Engineering - Nancy Schafer

Health Sciences - Joleen McInnis

Music - Elizabeth Hogue

Literature, Linguistics, Journalism - Karen Vaughan

Psychology - Nancy Schafer

Sciences - Topher Lawton

Social Sciences - James Rhoades

Women's Studies - Rachel Stott

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