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Information Literacy & Library Instruction


  • Need help finding information?
  • Not sure where to begin or how to proceed with a research project?


  • Are your students' research skills up to Davidson standards?
  • Do your students need help finding, selecting, and evaluating appropriate information resources for their projects?  
  • Do your students need to use specialized tools or materials in order to complete an assignment?
  • Would you like your research assistants to learn to gather and evaluate information more efficiently?

Librarians are Here to Help

Today's students and faculty enjoy unprecedented levels of access to information, but it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the number and variety of information resources available. The Davidson College Library's Information Literacy Program is designed to help students acquire the skills, competencies, and confidence they need in order to become information literate, life-long learners. To this end, the librarians provide formal and informal opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking skills, acquire expertise in using research tools, and gain proficiency in identifying, locating, and evaluating information. We also offer sessions and research assistance for faculty.

The librarians are available to assist faculty with custom-designed course guides, links for your course or Moodle pages, or help designing assignments.

For more information about our information literacy program, please contact Sara Swanson at 704-894-2157.

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Information Literacy Sessions
The librarians are happy to meet with classes. We can create custom-designed sessions to help your students polish their research skills and learn about specific concepts, resources, and tools. Learn more about Information Literacy Sessions.

Research Consultations
Learn more about research consultations.

Course Guides and Support for Course Pages, & Assignment Development Learn more about Assignment Development.