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Instructional Services

Mission of the Program

The information literacy program supports and extends the library's instruction mission to the Villanova community. The program seeks to develop lifelong learners who recognize when information is needed, who know where in the vast quantity of print, electronic, and media sources to look for it, and who can then evaluate the information found and use it in an appropriate and ethical manner.

To accomplish its mission, the library collaborates actively with other departments on campus. Information literacy at Villanova University includes a systematic program of incremental sessions integrated into the curricula of the professional colleges and individualized, course-integrated sessions, conducted at the request of faculty in the various academic departments. For more information concerning instructional services, please contact Deborah Bishov, Instructional Design Librarian, at x95207 or by email.

Course-related Information Literacy Instruction

At the request of faculty, reference librarians are available to conduct instruction sessions on locating and accessing information resources located in and beyond the library. These sessions are held in the Griffin Instruction Room on the second floor. This room is equipped with computers so that students have an opportunity for hands-on work under the guidance of an instructing librarian. Faculty members wishing to request a library instruction session may use the online form  or contact their liaison librarians directly.  Please make arrangements at least two weeks in advance of the date on which a session is requested.

Research Appointment with a Librarian

Villanova students, faculty, or staff may schedule an appointment with a research librarian for assistance with term papers and other research projects. Please fill out and submit the online form.


Last Modified: 2018-07-17 15:05:14