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Information Literacy: Information Literacy at Cobleskill

Instruction Program Mission Statement

The Instruction Program of SUNY Cobleskill’s Van Wagenen Library strives to expand the information literacy skills required to navigate our complex, data-driven world. Through applied practical instruction and the promotion of lifelong learning and information literacy, the Library Instruction Program will empower our patrons to positively affect the cultural, economic, natural, and technological forces in their lives.

Working in collaboration with academic faculty and staff across campus, the Library’s Instruction Program will work to develop and strengthen students’ ability to:

  • effectively navigate the full range of information sources available;
  • make critical, well-informed decisions about what sources will best satisfy specific information needs;
  • recognize the value of research and critical source evaluation in scholarship and everyday life;
  • efficiently locate and access information needed to accomplish specific intellectual or practical tasks;
  • effectively incorporate information sources into their academic work according to the professional standards and expectations of the relevant discipline or field; and
  • understand the legal, ethical, professional, and academic dimensions of responsibly accessing and using information sources.

2019-2020 Information Literacy Instruction Stats

information literacy instruction statistics

Past Instruction Activity

Instruction Sessions for 2019-2020*

  • 58 library instruction sessions
  • 1226 students reached
  • 69 research consultation appointments

*on-campus classes were discontinued in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Instruction Sessions for 2018 - 2019

  • 68 library instruction sessions
  • 1301 students reached
  • 61 research consultation appointments

Instruction Sessions for 2017 - 2018

  • 62 library instruction sessions
  • 1390 students reached
  • 67 research consultation appointments

Instruction Sessions for 2016 - 2017

  • 52 library instruction sessions
  • 1084 students reached
  • 61 research consultation appointments

Instruction Sessions for 2015 - 2016

  • 45 library instruction sessions
  • 968 students reached
  • 48 research consultation appointments

Instruction Sessions for 2014 - 2015

  • 34 library instruction sessions
  • 655 students reached

2015 - 2020 Evaluations of Library Instruction Sessions

Student and Faculty Satisfaction Survey Summary