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For Faculty

Library Instruction

The goal of library instruction is to develop students' research readiness and critical information literacy skills. Information literacy is defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (2000) as the ability to recognize when information is needed and to find, evaluate, and effectively use said information to solve problems.

Library instruction at MHC consists of the following core areas:

  • Introductory Research
  • Advanced Research
  • Citation Support
  • Copyright & Intellectual Property

Faculty are also welcome to request custom instruction sessions and library tours.

Teaching Philosophy

Medicine Hat College Library Services is committed to facilitating the development of information literacy – the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively. Our information services team works to create a safe environment for learning, guiding students as they ask questions, take risks, and learn from their mistakes.

We believe that students come to us with previous knowledge, skills, and abilities that can be leveraged in the pursuit of academic excellence. Collaborating directly with students and faculty, we provide opportunities for student-led exploration and hands-on learning via:

  • One-on-one support
  • Small group workshops
  • Classroom instruction

Encouraging students to think critically about information will help them develop as lifelong learners and meet the challenges of a changing world.