Teaching + Learning Team
The Teaching and Learning Team provides learner-centered research and technology instruction for students, faculty, and staff at Loyola University New Orleans. The content and delivery of our instruction is designed to meet the information needs of the individual or group. According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, information literacy is “an intellectual framework for understanding, finding, evaluating, and using information.” We teach information literacy though our interactions in the Learning Commons, in research appointments, and in the classroom. We integrate information literacy into the curriculum through our instruction, partnerships, and collaborations with faculty to enhance the success of students in their coursework and in their future pursuits. An understanding of the broader social and ethical implications of information literacy encourages the Jesuit values of thinking critically and acting justly. As advocates for information literacy, we contribute to the education of the whole student and promote lifelong learning.
Library Instruction Classroom
Members of the Teaching and Learning Team primarily hold classes in the library instruction classroom.
Availability permitting, we have extended our instruction program to the local community. Partners have included schools and charitable groups. High school students have learned valuable research and technology skills that enable them to more easily transition to college. These collaborations must be scheduled well in advance to allow for proper preparation.