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Information Literacy at QCC

The mission of the Library’s IL Instruction program is to support the College’s General Education Outcomes and to ensure, in partnership with classroom faculty, that QCC students acquire the information management skills needed for academic research and lifelong learning.

IL Instruction Services
QCC librarians offer IL instruction through several service options:

  • Course-Related Lecture – Librarian will meet with class/students for a single session designed to support a research assignment; content and learning objects will be agreed upon by faculty and librarian
  • Embedded Librarian – Librarian will meet with class/students for multiple sessions throughout semester; designed to support research- and writing-intensive classes; content and learning objectives will be agreed upon by faculty and librarian
  • Library Liaisons – Each academic department at QCC has been assigned a Library Liaison, who will serve as discipline’s first point of contact related to the Library’s sources and services
  • Research Consultations – Librarian will meet with individual faculty and students by appointment for customized research assistance
  • Reference Services – Point-of-need help can be found through the Library’s in-person, phone, email or chat reference services

Request IL Instruction
To schedule a Course-Related Lecture or an Embedded Librarian, please submit an Information Literacy Class Request. Please make your request at least two weeks in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Faculty members are expected to be present during IL instruction sessions.

For more information, please contact:

Coordinators of Information Literacy:

Professor Christine (Mi-Seon) Kim


Professor Vikki Terrile

To request an information literacy session for your course, you can also fill out the online form.

Embedded Librarian Program

Embedded Librarian Program

Purpose: For Faculty who will be assigning their students numerous writing, or project/group oriented research assignments for their courses.  An Embedded Librarian will work with your students throughout the semester.

Requirements: Students will attend a Library Information Literacy Class or Classes over the course of the semester. Dates to be determined at the time of class scheduling. Two sessions are recommended.

Embedded Librarian Availability: All students will receive the name, e-mail address, and telephone number of their Embedded Librarian, via blackboard, etc. Students will meet their Librarian during the first Library Information Literacy Session. Students will be able to make appointments with the Librarian for one-on-one sessions.

Overview of Research Services for Student to Achieve Research Competency:

  • Defines an appropriate topic of inquiry, research question, thesis, or problem that can be learned about answered, proved, or solved through research-based inquiry;
  • Locates information to learn about a topic of inquiry, answer a research question, prove a thesis, or solve a problem;
  • Evaluates the information located about a topic of inquiry;
  • Synthesizes information needed to learn about a topic of inquiry;
  • Distinguishes and recognizes the relationship between original thinking and ideas derived from outside sources;
  • Follows coherent and appropriate format/style for paper/speech documentation.

Additionally, students can contact the Library at any time in person, via chat, SMS, or phone whenever the Library is open and certain services are available.

(for more information please see the Flipped/Embedded Librarian Guide here)

If you have questions or wish to schedule classes, please contact Susan Wengler, Assistant professor and Coordinator of Information Literacy,, 718/281-5010