The ability to retrieve and assess relevant and reliable information is an important lifelong skill for students, faculty, and the South Carolina community at large. One of the library's core missions is to teach its users how to search through the overwhelming volume of available material for what they need and to critically think about what they've found.
Among the Libraries' instruction and orientation activities are:
The University Libraries continually assess their instruction practices and revise their methods for helping users learn how to find and use information. Instruction plans under development include podcasts, video modules, and interactive online tutorials. A goal of future instruction activities is also to work with departmental faculty to more closely integrate information skills activities into student coursework - the teaching faculty and librarians can develop meaningful assignments and exercises together that will give students practice in using the Libraries' research resources that is directly applied to their current subject of study.