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Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, learning environments, and levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, to become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.
The ultimate goal is to graduate students with these fundamental skills to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for after they leave Willamette. These fundamental skills may be taught as one-shot classes by librarians, or integrated into course curriculum and taught by faculty.
The mission of the Mark O. Hatfield Library is to foster learning, critical thinking, scholarship, creativity, and personal growth within the spirit of the University’s mission, values and core themes. Through collaboration and our own endeavors, we:
Enable information and digital literacy through various modes of instruction.
Curate collections that support equitable access to a diverse range of information and viewpoints.
Provide expertise, physical spaces, and virtual environments that facilitate the creation and use of knowledge.
Preserve, make accessible, and encourage critical engagement with materials of historical value related to the University and the Pacific Northwest.
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97304
Below is the suggested timeline for a student's information literacy education while at Willamette. Departments will have individual needs and some topics are more appropriately introduced at different stages of a student's academic experience. Librarians are able to cover additional topics or specific resources for your classes.