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Information Literacy Program: Program Outcomes

DMU Library's information literacy program supports all academic programs through direct student and faculty contact in the curriculum and through co-curricular programming and resources.

Information Literacy Program

Program Outcomes

While learning outcomes for each curricular and co-curricular intervention are unique and tailored to meet the particular needs of students and faculty, the following guides our approach: 

As a result of engagement with the library instruction program, students will have the opportunity to: 

  1. Recognize the DMU Library as a place to receive research support.
  2. Strategically ask questions and acquire the appropriate evidence in pursuit of evidence-based medicine or practice.
  3. Engage responsibly with the information they acquire, produce, and consume.
  4. Understand and critically reflect on the scholarly/scientific communication ecosystem and its role in society.

These program outcomes are in support of DMU’s university-wide student learning outcomes, specifically: 

  • Graduates will use research or critical inquiry skills to answer questions relevant to their profession/field or study. 
  • Graduates will demonstrate ethical and professional behavior consistent with standards of the profession and the DMU community. 

They are further in support of DMU Vision 2024's Education and Research Vision Statements:

  • Des Moines University will serve as a national leader in healthcare education with vision and focus on training the healthcare leaders and workforce of the future.
  • Des Moines University will be a cultivator of distinctive scholars who collaboratively generate, apply, and integrate new knowledge. 
Questions? Interested in Collaborating?  

Please contact Elizabeth DeYoung, Librarian & Assistant Professor, if you would like more information or are interested in collaborating on a curricular or co-curricular initiative.

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