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Information Literacy Program: Guiding Documents

Mission, Vision, Goals, Objectives


The Information Literacy Program at Missouri State University will deliver quality educational opportunities, inside and outside the classroom, to enable the Missouri State Community to succeed as members of an increasingly complex information society, rooted in our University wide Public Affairs Mission.


The Missouri State University Libraries will be the center of expertise in information literacy and regarded as a partner in advancing the University’s goal to provide students with the critical skills and values that inform academic, personal, and professional success.


Information literacy program goals:

  • Value our diverse community of learners 

  • Increase campus wide collaboration 

  • Collaborate with faculty and instructors to prepare students for life-long learning by providing opportunities for acquiring information seeking and evaluation skills 


  • Investment in and commitment to inclusivity 

    • Showcase diverse resources in courses and learning objects

    • Seek training and professional development in areas of diversity, equity and inclusion

    • Continue to grow relationships with programs on campus supporting underrepresented student populations 

  • Actively seek collaboration opportunities

    • Liaison Program outreach and strategic marketing of information literacy services and resources

    • Involvement in campus committees

    • Continue to grow relationships with academic programs like Dual Credit and Graduate College 

  • Programmatically integrated, scaffolded, engaging learner experiences

    • Dynamic instruction with active learning experience in library instruction sessions for courses

    • Assignments discussed/created in conjunction with faculty

    • Individual consultations

    • Basic and advanced guides, videos, and tutorials for range of point of need learning

    • Learning outcomes are scaffolded, basics taught in early classes, built upon as students progress through their academic career 

Student Goals

Student Goals:

Through participation in our information literacy program, members of the Missouri State University Community will:

  • Embrace the value of information literacy as essential to the pursuit of lifelong learning
  • Successfully navigate the information landscape
    • Identifying information needs
    • Locating, assessing, evaluating and connecting information resources
    • Creating and managing information and research workflows in an ethical and sustainable manner
  • Engage with the social, political, and economic contexts through which information is created and disseminated
  • Value our diverse community of learners
  • Recognize Missouri State University Libraries as integral to their creative and research practices