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As many readers will no doubt be aware, librarians at OSU have done one-to-one and classroom instruction tor many years. However, 3S the information landscape changes, so do the students' needs tor learning how to navigate that ever-changing landscape. The rapidly increasing migration of print resources to electronic form removes many of the contextual and visual cues that alerted earlier users to the authority, accuracy, comprehensiveness, point of view, or other indicators by which to judge the quality of information sources. As the experts in the organization, access, and dissemination of information, librarians have stepped forward to teach students how to be more "information literate"-that is, how to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and efficiently, fostering OSU graduates to be competent life-long learners.


Academic libraries —Effect of technological innovations on; Library orientation; Library research


Communication | Curriculum and Instruction | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science

Publisher Citation

McMillen, P. (2003). Don’t drown—catch the wave: Instruction at the Valley Library. The Messenger, 18(2), 5.