The NDSU Libraries are committed to energizing and advancing student learning and research through our instruction program. Learning happens in a variety of contexts, both formally and informally, inside and outside of the Library. The Libraries play an essential role in fostering lifelong learning by supporting intellectual discovery, the free exchange of knowledge, and the creation and contribution of new information and ideas to our community and the world. Our goal is to support the development of research and critical thinking skills. To that end, our librarians have defined this set of learning outcomes for NDSU students.
Upon completion of their undergraduate degree at NDSU students will be able to:
To develop and refine a research topic or question through exploration of the scholarly literature and other relevant resources.
To develop and revise strategies to find relevant information and incorporate new ideas.
To think critically about information and apply analytical skills in order to successfully interrogate and evaluate information sources based on context and intended use.
To ethically use, share, and create content in academic, professional, and personal contexts with awareness of evolving information norms.