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Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Course-related Instruction

The Kent Library Information Services Librarians provide information literacy instruction, on an appointment basis, to any University class or group. We can create a customized research guide for classes and tailor sessions to meet the unique needs of specific class research assignments or the information needs of a specific group.  Topics covered in these sessions can include library research strategies, reference materials, the online catalog, library subscription databases, the Web, and more.

Course-related instruction is most effective when the course instructor is present and actively involved, and when the session is grounded in a specific class assignment.  The Coordinator of Information Literacy and Information Services Librarians are available to work with faculty on assignment development and help identify topics, approaches, or specific sources.

Scheduling: To schedule an Information literacy session, please contact Claudia Ruediger, Coordinator of Information Literacy, an individual Information Services Librarian, or the Reference Desk (573-651-2230) at least one full week in advance of the date for which you wish to schedule a session. 


For more information about information literacy, instruction sessions, or Searchpath, the Kent Library online information literacy tutorial, contact Claudia Ruediger,  Coordinator of Information Literacy, at or 986-6793.


Course integration / Resources

Information Services Faculty




Claudia Ruediger 
Information Literacy Coordinator


Musa Olaka

Carl Pracht 


Mark Rowland


Emily Smart


Karl Suhr


Patricia Willingham 


Area High Schools

Area high schools are also invited to take advantage of the Library's instruction program, with the understanding that University classes and students take priority over them. High schools wishing to schedule a group into the Library are asked to contact the Reference Desk at 651-2230 or Claudia Ruediger, Coordinator of Information Literacy, two full weeks in advance of the desired date, and to restrict the size of the group to 30 students or less.

Non-Instructional Tours of the Library

We recognize that many groups would like to tour the building.  Kent Library does offer staff led tours of the building.  For more information see Kent Library Tours.


suggestions/contact | updated 2/14/14, Claudia Ruediger