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Library Instruction

If you would like more information, or would like to book an instruction session for your class, please call, email or stop in.  We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your students.

Undergraduate Instruction EMC Instruction Graduate and Distance Education Instruction

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Contact Laura Tomcik

Putting the Library into Learn@UWStout Courseware

The following library links placed in your online classroom will provide your students with quick access to online tools and resources for research. 

  • University Library Homepage
  • Ask-a-Librarian: One-click email access to librarians ready to answer questions.
  • Research Tutorial: A general overview of the research process.
  • Research Guides: Library and Web resources for many different subjects in one accessible location.
  • Evaluating Resources: All information is NOT created equal.  This is an overview of how to evaluate information specifically for scholarly research.
  • Citing Resources: Includes samples for MLA, APA and links for other citation styles.
  • Database Tutorials: Learn how to efficiently search the library homepage, the catalog, and several helpful research databases.
  • Library Maps and Tour

Library Instruction Program

"The sheer abundance of information will not in itself create a more informed citizenry without a complementary cluster of abilities necessary to use information effectively."

~Association of College & Research Libraries~

Information literacy skills are not just a way of doing research, but a way of thinking and being in a complex global society.  The primary passion of the instruction Librarians is to provide the same quality education as provided in UW-Stout classrooms through information literacy instruction.  We are trained and ready to provide consultation, collaborate on curriculum development or design learning experiences to develop the information literacy skills of UW-Stout students, faculty and staff.

The University Library Instruction Program is primary advocate and agent for the development of information literacy skills for all members of the UW-Stout community.



The mission of the UW-Stout Library Instruction Program is to partner with UW-Stout students, faculty, staff and administration to develop information literacy skills, thereby supporting UW-Stout's comprehensive polytechnic mission by promoting ethical scholarship, evidence-based professional practice, and self-directed learning over a lifetime.


Learning Goals

The UW-Stout Library Instruction Program provides learning experiences to facilitate the development of information literacy skills, including the abilities to:

  • Understand the relationships between information, society, personal experience and professional practice.
  • Reflect and identify a need for information.
  • Define and communicate the nature and scope of the information need.
  • Build an effective and efficient information finding strategy.
  • Evaluate the quality and relevance of the information found.
  • Synthesize new information with prior knowledge to satisfy the information need through summary, application and further investigation.
  • Apply information skillfully, ethically and legally.


Information Literacy

Information literacy skills are not just a way of doing research, but a way of thinking and being in a complex global society.

The information literate individual has the ability to:

  • Identify an information need.
  • Find information applicable to that need.
  • Evaluate the information found in terms of quality and applicability.
  • Synthesize information with prior knowledge to answer questions or construct new questions to investigate.
  • Use information, ethically and legally, to accomplish a specific purpose.

The guiding framework for information literacy is based on standards and determines our instructional methods and materials: