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James Macinick, 420-2173, macinjw@farmingdale.edu

Theresa Zahor, 420-2472, zahorta@farmingdale.edu

April Earle, 420-2205

Information Literacy Glossary


Information Literacy at Greenley Library

The Mission of the Program

The ability to find and use information to solve problems, make decisions and conduct research is an essential requirement for everyone who wishes to successfully cope with today's information-rich world. Developing competencies in locating, accessing, evaluating, and constructing meaning out of these sources is the essence of information literacy. These skills are so critical to higher education and to life beyond it that the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools has identified information literacy as one of the essential components of a college education.

Curriculum Integrated Instruction

The Greenley Library offers information literacy instruction tailored to specific courses. The classes are designed to help students distinguish among various sources, determine if a source is appropriate for a given assignment and design effective research strategies. By integrating instruction within a class, we can insure that students' immediate academic needs are met while also teaching them skills that are applicable across disciplines.

Instruction Coordinators

Jim Macinick MALS, MLS, is the Head of the library's Reference Department. He received his MLS from Queens College, CUNY and his MALS from SUNY Stony Brook. Jim has taught library instruction courses for many years, and also teaches in the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Farmingdale State.

Theresa Zahor MS, MLIS, is a Librarian for the Reference Department. She received her Masters in Library & Information Science from C.W. Post at Long Island University, and a Masters in Educational Computing from Stony Brook University. Terry has taught  library instruction courses across disciplines for many years, and also teaches faculty how to incorporate new technologies into their curriculum. Terry is the campus administrator for Turnitin, NoodleTools and is the library webmaster.

April Lynne Earle, MLS. In addition to providing Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Service, April is the Cataloging Librarian in Technical Services. She received her MLS from St. John’s University and is pursuing an MA in Public History at St. John’s. April enjoys teaching library instruction classes across the disciplines but she especially loves helping researchers dig into our College Archives.

Information Literacy Glossary