The University Libraries offers a program of instructional services that aims to teach
students, staff and faculty at the University of Memphis not only how to navigate
the Libraries, but also how to develop and enhance information-seeking and information-gathering
skills. The Instruction Program is committed to enhancing information literacy, so
that individuals are able to recognize their information needs and ably locate, evaluate,
and use information to fulfill those needs.
The core of the program is course-related instruction, in which librarians work with
faculty in the academic departments to teach those skills that students need in course
assignments and related research. The University Libraries' Instruction Program is
an active participant in the University of Memphis' educational commitment to "the
discovery and dissemination of knowledge" and preparation for successful careers and
meaningful participation in a global society. Library faculty collaborate with instructors
to create information literacy instruction that is tailored to the specific curricula
and topics of their courses.