Reference & Instruction

About the Reference and Instruction Department

Reference and Instruction librarians provide instruction, based on Information Literacy Outcomes, to learners in a variety of formats and venues, including one-on-one service at the Ask a Librarian desk, 24/7 Ask a Librarian services, and personalized instruction in both classroom and virtual environments. Librarians also create and maintain a variety of active learning-based resources on the library website, including Class Guides, online research guides, and instructional videos and tutorials, including IRIS: The Information Literacy Tutorials.

Reference & Instruction Department goals: 

  1. Teach innovatively and collaboratively, anytime, anywhere.
  2. Assess information literacy program outcomes at Clark College.
  3. Provide quality point-of-need instruction-focused reference services, face-to-face and virtually.
  4. Seek professional development opportunities, especially those focused on equity.
  5. Support college-wide efforts to promote the use of open educational resources (OER) and other zero-cost materials on campus; support a culture of learner-centered open education.
  6. Provide up-to-date, relevant resources in a variety of formats.
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