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Faculty Resources

This guide provides information about library services available to PGCC faculty.

Definition of Information Literacy

The Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association defines information literacy as 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" (p. 2) Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education.

Information literacy relates to critical thinking and information technology as well.

Information Literacy Instruction Overview

Scheduling Information Literacy Instruction Classes

Information literacy instruction sessions are typically taught in Accokeek Hall, Room 109 by professional librarians. Arrangements can be made for a librarian to teach at the college's extension centers. We request the faculty member be present and participate in the sessions to emphasize the importance of this learning and research process. 
Please request an information literacy instruction session by logging in to myPGCC and using the electronic Library Research Instruction Form. Please contact Julie Seigel at 301-546-0138, Outreach / Instruction Librarian, for questions and problems with the form.

Information Literacy Instruction Request Form

Use the form below to request an instruction session for your classes.

What Happens Next?

Once your instruction request has been sent, you will receive an appointment through Outlook (campus email). Responses to instruction requests vary from 24-48 hours.

If you fail to receive a confirmation, please contact Julie Seigel at or 301-546-0138

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