Library Instruction and Information Literacy

ORU Library Instruction provides, facilitates, and works to integrate enhanced teaching and student learning that is guided by Information Literacy competency standards, learning objectives and performance indicators. [1, 2] To this end, Library Instruction creates, plans and implements a variety of active learning workshops, online resource materials, and research assistance to:

  • help orient students to the LRC facilities and services
  • provide students with training through an engaging library experience so that they may become more self-directed and motivated to practice critical thinking skills
  • engage students in exploring transformative learning technologies
  • foster positive attitudes towards the use of library resources and services
  • assist users in developing efficient, effective life-long skills so that they understand how to gather, analyze, and use information

A three-tiered Information Literacy Program, integrated in-part into the curriculum, systematically meets student needs at various levels in their academic program and helps learners move through core concepts [3] of information in the higher education environment and information ecosystem. For example, first-year basic information literacy is provided and integrated into a General Education course which requires students to complete two Library Instruction (LI) components on basic information literacy skills. At the second tier, a required Composition 303 LI and other mid-level course LI build upon student information literacy skills. Sr. Paper Library Instruction, the third tier, incorporates advanced Information Literacy skills. Student outcomes at tiers one and two are assessed using Information Literacy Rubrics [4] which are integrated into the University Rubrics.

Teaching Librarians are available to work with you to help facilitate student success.
Myra Bloom, Jane Malcolm, Dr. Angela Sample. Daniel Eller, and Dr. Daniel Isgrigg are available to provide instruction as requested by the faculty. Librarians are also available to meet one-on-one with students for research consultations. See: Request an Appointment with a Librarian.

To request a LIBBI, you may contact Myra Bloom or the Teaching Librarian who is your college Library Liaison.

For more information or questions contact:
Myra Bloom, Assistant Professor
Instruction and Reference Librarian, 918.495.7174


1. American Library Association: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). "Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education."

2. American Library Association Institutional Repository: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). "Guidelines, Standards, and Frameworks."

3. American Library Association: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). "Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians." opens new window information.

4. American Association of College and Research Libraries (AAC&U). "Information Literacy VAULE Rubric."

Instruction & Reference Librarian

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Myra Bloom, M.L.I.S., M.A.
J.D. McKean Library, 214C