The Hostos Library Instruction Program serves the teaching and learning needs of the Hostos community by offering a diverse range of instructional activities. Please read more about our Instruction Program.
- Our Instruction philosophy
- What is Information Literacy and why is it important to me?
- Descriptions of our Open Workshops and Open Workshop Sign-up Form
- Arrange a Course-Related Workshop for your Students
- Self-guided Tutorials
- Handouts and Instructional Guides
- LILAC: Resource for Faculty: LILAC (Library Information Literacy Advisory Council) is a library instruction faculty committee formed to promote the integration of information literacy across the City University of New York (CUNY). We invite Hostos faculty to visit this resource to find a wide variety of information and resources about information literacy, assessment, library-based assignments, online tutorials, and much more.
Note: our six Open Workshops have been created to teach the "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" adopted in January, 2000, by the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) of the American Library Association. In brief, students should graduate knowing how to:
** Determine the extent of information needed
** Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
** Evaluate information and its sources critically
** Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
** Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose (this competency is addressed by disciplinary faculty)
** Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally