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Monmouth College Hewes Library

Instructional Services

Instructional Services

Among the Library's primary missions are teaching students information literacy skills to prepare them for lifelong learning.


Information Literacy

Librarians provide instruction to all students with the tenets of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in mind. Library research instruction is provided for every first year student within the COMM101 (Fundamentals of Communication) curriculum. This collaboration builds information literacy skills, specifically locating authoritative evidence, critically evaluating information, and citing sources. Additional research instruction in discipline-specific courses will build on this foundation and is encouraged.


We collaborate with faculty to design:

Research Instruction Sessions tailored to the course research goals.

  • In-class 
  • Online via Zoom 
  • Pre-recorded video  (example)

Course Research Guides to supplement research instruction sessions and provide ongoing subject-specific support. See a list of current course and subject research guides.

Research Assignments that provide hands-on, practical experience to meet course goals. (Global Perspectives example, COMM101 example)


Please contact Public Services Librarian, Anne Giffey (309-457-2303) to learn more.

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Hewes Library at Monmouth College | 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 | Phone: 309-457-2190 | Fax: 309-457-2226 | https://library.monmouthcollege.edu | reference@monmouthcollege.edu