Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Faculty Services: Library Instruction

Library services available to faculty at YCCC.

Information Literacy @ YCCC

York County Community College is committed to promoting information literacy as a lifelong learning skill for its students. 

Information literacy is an intellectual framework for recognizing information needs and finding, evaluating, and using information in an ethical manner.

Learn more about our assessable learning outcomes for information literacy.

Custom-designed library instruction by YCCC Librarians

The librarians at YCCC can conduct an instruction session for your class that is specifically designed to teach your students the skills they need to complete a research assignment. The session can be held in your classroom, in a computer lab, or in the Library.

Examples of classes include:

  • Developing an effective search strategy
  • Finding appropriate magazine and journal articles
  • Finding primary sources
  • Evaluating web sites
  • Using proper citation style

Schedule a library instruction session for your class. Give your students the skills they need to complete their research assignments successfully. For better retention of newly developed skills, we recommend that the class be scheduled around the time that students will realistically begin their research. Our teaching calendar fills up quickly, so please make your requests well in advance.

“Do-it-yourself” instruction and online demos

If you prefer to teach information literacy skills to your students yourself, the Library staff would be happy to recommend resources, active learning activities, and effective library assignments. We can also provide you with class handouts.

You might also like to combine your instruction with some of the Library’s online tutorials. The Library is developing online demonstrations for all of its online resources, including the Library web site, the online catalog, and the research databases. These tutorials offer step-by-step, animated guides to using the Library’s research tools. We also have online tutorials on plagiarism and citation style. The online demos are available on the Research Tips & Tutorials section of the Library's web site.