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General Instruction LibGuide: Home

This guide provides information for instructors on requesting library instruction for your classes.


Looking for assistance in teaching your students how to perform research and evaluate resources? Look no further! This guides provides information on why you should include library instruction in your classes, as well as specifics as to what may be covered in such sessions. We also welcome any requests for class- or project-specific instruction sessions.

Have any questions? Please email Holly Schettler, Reference & Instruction Librarian at

ICT Literary Standards

The ICT Digital Literacy standards are explained below. These standards provide a forward-looking basis for our instructional goals. To learn more about these standards, go to California ICT Digital Literacy Assessments and Curriculum Framework.

  • Define:  Articulate a need for information that defines a hypothesis or problem in operational terms.
  • Access:  Develop and apply a systematic strategy for ethically and legally finding, retrieving, and sorting information from a variety of relevant sources, representing a wide spectrum of perspectives, acknowledging sources appropriately.
  • Evaluate:  Judge veracity, bias, primacy, persuasiveness, and completeness of information and information sources for a specific purpose.
  • Manage:  Develop and apply a comprehensive system to classify and prioritize information in order to identify and clarify interrelationships.
  • Integrate:  Synthesize information from a variety of sources and perspectives, compare and contrast arguments, identify trends and patterns, and infer conclusions.
  • Create:  Generate information new to the learner through critical review and revision of assimilated information.  Develop supported arguments and warranted conclusions to address the task at hand.
  • Communicate: Communicate information persuasively to meet needs of various audiences through the use of an appropriate medium.