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The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) Library Instruction Program supports the educational mission of UHV by teaching information literacy skills that help students become successful professionals and engaged global citizens in our information-rich world. The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information literacy as:
"the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."
The instruction program uses ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as a foundation from which to create learning outcomes and activities that are grounded in the core ideas of information literacy. The instruction program works together with UHV faculty, staff, and students to adapt to new information technology, curriculum changes, and varying information needs. Students will be empowered to consider their role as information consumers and creators, as well as how to effectively identify, find and evaluate information they use academically, professionally, and personally.