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Graduate Outcomes for Information Literacy

Through classroom instruction in College English and other courses, Keuka students are expected to develop a range of information research skills, including the abilities to locate, access, evaluate, and document a variety of information sources.

KeukaCollege graduates will demonstrate the ability to

  • Define a research/information problem
    • Formulate a research question
    • Develop and plan a comprehensive search strategy
    • Understand the concepts of classification systems, controlled vocabulary, and Boolean logic
    • Identify the principal subject-specific resources and research tools essential to graudate's discipline
  • Access information sources
    • Locate and use both electronic and print indices and abstracts in referencing sources in their discipline
    • Access material held locally (OPAC use) and off-campus
    • Use the Internet to access both general websites and major-specific websites
  • Evaluate information Sources
    • Distinguish popular from scholarly sources
    • Analyze, relevancy, currency, logical reasoning, and significance of source materials
    • Assess authority of author
    • Recognize importance of intended audience in determining usefulness of sources
    • Synthesize information and draw valid conclusions from a variety of sources
  • Document information sources
    • Recognize an author's ownership of his/her ideas to avoid plagiarism
    • Identify and use consistently and correctly the appropriate style manual
    • Create a correct bibliographic citation according to a discipline-specific format 

Lightner Library Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Lightner Library promotes lifelong learning for students, faculty, and staff by providing resources and services to meet their information needs.


Vision Statement

Lightner Library will:

  • Be the intellectual center of the Keuka College community where users can access information and connect with each other in an open, positive learning environment
  • Play a pivotal role in information literacy instruction for traditional and non-traditional students
  • Provide services and innovative technologies that will empower students in the 21st century information age


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The Harvey A. Andruss Library at Bloomsburg University has also allowed me to adapt information from their LibGuide entitled General Library Research Tutorial for use in this LibGuide.


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