Information Literacy Department
Supporting the information literacy needs of all members of the academic community through classroom and online instruction, research assistance, and campus-wide collaboration.
The Information Literacy Department of the University Libraries empowers students to be confident users and creators of information in a dynamic and continually evolving information landscape. We prepare students to think critically about the information that they encounter and create, in a variety of forms, both within and outside of academia….We collaborate with faculty members and administrators to shape information literacy instruction for individual courses, programs, and majors.
Library Instruction Sessions
This service is available to University at Albany Faculty/Teaching Assistants in conjunction with a course
Request that a librarian teach your students key information literacy and assignment-related research concepts. Instruction takes place during a class period.
"Information Literacy at UAlbany opens revolving doors for any sort of academic endeavor. The services provided by this office attends to students’ research and assignments needs. Innovation, charisma, interest and valuable attention are all found within."
- Luis Paredes
Information Literacy Playlists
Become a more confident user and creator of information with these curated lists of online resources.
|Resources for Faculty
This playlist has been compiled by the libraries' Information Literacy department to provide key resources about information literacy to get you started. If you have any…
|Working with Primary and Secondary Sources
Another way sources might be categorized are primary versus secondary (and even tertiary). If you want to check your understanding of these terms, take a look at one of these…
If you are coming to the University at Albany Libraries from another country, learning the expectations of academic research at an American university might feel overwhelming.…
FAQ About Information Literacy
The metaliteracy digital badges provide an engaging way to become a more adept, confident creator and consumer of information in today’s complex environment. The four badge names give a good sense of the value of these areas of learning: Master Evaluator, Digital Citizen, Producer and Collaborator, and Empowered Learner. Each of these is made up of a variety of modules called quests and challenges. Badges are digital certificates that can be earned through the completion of a series of tasks. Once a badge is earned, it can be displayed on professional networks or digital portfolios such as LinkedIn and Credly to highlight your achievements to professors, future employers, grad school admissions committees, or anyone you would like to impress with your knowledge and skills!