Staff Contact:
Maureen Lerch
    * Library Director
    * Biography
    * Phone: 330.684.8951
    * E-mail: mlerch@uakron.edu

What is information literacy?
Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and effectively use information in all its various formats.  Wayne College has adopted a set of core information literacy outcomes.  By the time a student completes a course of study at Wayne College he or she will be able to:

  • Recognize and articulate an information need;
  • identify and select appropriate information sources;
  • develop and use successful search strategies;
  • locate and retrieve relevant information in a variety of formats;
  • critically evaluate the information retrieved;
  • and use information in an effective and ethical manner.

Information Literacy Modules
The library staff have created a menu of online information literacy modules that highlight the research skills needed to be successful during the first two years of college.  These workshops may be required by individual course instructors.   Students should check their syllabi at the start of the semester to determine which modules are required in each course.

The modules are available as online tutorials in the library's Springboard classroom.  You must be a currently enrolled student at Wayne College to access the library's online classroom.  Contact Maureen if you do not have access to the current semester's library classroom.  Connect to Springboard.

View Frequently Asked Questions about Wayne College's Information Literacy Program.