Our Instruction Philosophy
The Hostos Library Instruction Program serves the teaching and learning needs of the Hostos community by offering a diverse range of instructional activities. The library curriculum provides instruction on locating, accessing, and evaluating information resources in a variety of formats, research strategies, and avoiding plagiarism.
Our information literacy instruction employs a variety of methods, including group and individual instruction and is offered through open workshops, course-related research workshops, handouts, instructional guides and self-guided online tutorials.
These activities are part of an evolving curriculum-integrated, multi-level Information Literacy program. Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." (American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report.Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
Our goal is to offer the practical skills and educational philosophies that will help the Hostos community – students, faculty, administration and staff – be successful, lifelong learners in this new high tech digital information age.