Social Work

Research help for Social Work faculty, staff, and students.

Information Literacy Support

I'm happy to provide support for any component of information literacy relevant to your course through:

  • Instruction - face-to-face or online, in my classroom or yours. Contact me directly or visit the Library Instruction Request form.
  • Research guides - I can create a guide for your course or a specific topic. You can integrate research guides into Canvas.
  • Collaboration - we can work together to best integrate information literacy into your assignments or curriculum.
  • Syllabus statement - an easy way to ensure your students have my contact information.

The CSU Libraries Help Desk provides both research (ph. 970-491-1841) and technical (ph. 970-491-7276) support. In addition, Renae Watson is the librarian supporting this course. Contact her for assistance at / ph. 970-491-5338. See her research guide at

Information Literacy Defined

Definition: "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."

information has value, authority is constructed and contextual, research as inquiry, information creation as a process, scholarship as conversation, searching as strategic exploration

Like other teaching faculty, librarians are guided by a complex set of six core concepts or frames of understanding when developing curricula, outlined in ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. These concepts reflect and bolster one of our primary purposes: to help students learn to be effective, knowledgeable consumers and creators of information.


See my Framework overview guide to learn more.

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Renae Watson
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  • Finding articles, books, & more
  • Citing sources
  • Purchasing books & more
  • Information literacy instruction
Ph: 970-491-5338
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