Information literacy, defined by the ACRL as "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning,” is crucial to student success. 

UWG librarians have developed a range of options to support your students in developing information literacy skills. We are always happy to discuss which option will best meet your students' needs.

Instruction Information

Students who need extra help in developing research questions or identifying effective research strategies may be referred to a subject librarian for an individual or small group appointment. Please do not require all students to meet with their librarian without prior consent from your subject librarian - if all students need help building research skills, your subject librarian can work with you on developing a plan to ensure all students get a solid foundation.

You may also use this form to request a consultation with your subject librarian to discuss strategies for embedding information literacy into your own instruction, whether through a library instruction session, online tutorial, assignment design review, or simply discussing how to explicitly teach skills that you picked up as tacit knowledge. 

Consultation Request Form

LibraryDen is an 8-module course in CourseDen with auto-graded quizzes that teaches students basic library skills and how to navigate resources in Ingram Library. It takes approximately 5-6 hours for students to complete the entire course. LibraryDen earned Ingram Library the American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table 2021 Innovation in Instruction Award.

More information on LibraryDen

We offer a suite of individual tutorials on common library skills and research needs. Each tutorial is available as a CourseDen module that you can download and import into your course, so you can pick and choose the lessons that are the highest priority for your course. Length varies by topic, but a normal library instruction session would cover one to two of these topics. Contact your subject librarian for more information, or to discuss developing a tutorial or other online learning object for your discipline.

Library Tutorials Menu

This Do-It-Yourself guide to library research covers a wide range of research topics. List this link ( on your syllabus for students who prefer trying to figure things out on their own before they ask for help.

LIBR 2100: Information Literacy and Research is a two-hour credit course taught by university librarians. This course is an introduction to information literacy: the ability to find, evaluate, and ethically use information both in- and outside of the classroom.