Information Literacy Instruction for Library Professionals

A free, self-paced, online course for all library workers

Now more than ever, public library professionals must keep their information literacy skills fresh in order to teach patrons how to combat misinformation and navigate the information landscape to find reliable resources and tools. The goal of this course is to train library staff to effectively disseminate information literacy skills to the general public.

The course consists of twelve modules, each about an hour long, covering a broad range of information literacy topics. The course mixes video lectures, independent work assignments, and recommended readings. Topics covered include:

  • Research
  • Information equity
  • Evaluating information
  • Social media and free speech
  • Instruction basics
  • Empathy and crisis management
  • And more!


Course Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Jess Hoffman
Jess Hoffman

Hello! I'm your instructor for Information Literacy for Library Professionals. Before this, I was a reference librarian in Upstate New York for almost three years—years that included a global pandemic, a divisive election, political unrest across the country, and large scale misinformation from various media outlets. So I am acutely aware of the need for information literacy in libraries, and I am familiar with the challenges faced by front-facing library workers as they try to disseminate information literacy skills to the general public. My goal is to help you review key information literacy skills while giving you the tools and the confidence to teach information literacy to your patrons.

Besides information literacy, my interests include literature, theater, true crime, hiking, camping, kayaking, environmental conservation, and animal welfare.

If you have any questions about the course, I encourage you to contact me at [email protected]


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