Information Literacy Instruction

Librarians instill information literacy skills in MSMC students through a program of course-integrated instruction, tailored to the specific information needs of a particular class. Instruction sessions can be requested in several ways:

  • Submit the online form below.
  • Contact Derek Sanderson, Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services, by email at or by phone at 845-569-3240.
  • Call the MSMC Library Information Desk at 845-569-3299.

Important Information About Information Literacy Instruction Sessions


  • Whenever possible, please request instruction at least two weeks ahead of the desired class date(s) to permit adequate preparation time.
  • Every effort is made to schedule sessions during preferred time slots. However, the day and time of instruction is not firm until a librarian contacts the classroom teacher.
  • Instructors are expected to be present for the library session.
  • Information literacy instruction sessions are individually tailored to meet the needs of specific classes. The librarian will contact the instructor in advance to review the research project or assignment and discuss what should be covered.