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Paul Meek Library Assessment Initiative

Overview

The Paul Meek Library supports the University of Tennessee at Martin's mission as a diverse community of learning. We provide access to information, resources, and services that meet the curricular, research, professional, intellectual, creative, and personal needs of the UTM community.

Instruction and reference services are available to all students, faculty, and staff. As part of these services the PML librarian team is committed to quality assessment. 

The goals of the information literacy program at PML include:

  1. Teach UTM students the information literacy skills needed to navigate the modern information landscape, both during their time at UTM and beyond, to create lifelong learners and critical consumers of information.
  2. Integrate Information Literacy into the curriculum, starting with first-year programs and courses, scaffolding the program over several years to reach senior capstone and research courses and graduate students.
  3. Train librarians in relevant and timely pedagogical/andragogical approaches to information literacy and application of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. 

The program goals also align with the first two goals of the UT Martin Five-Year Strategic Plan:

Goal I: Prepare graduates to be responsible, informed and engaged citizens in their workplaces and the larger community.

Goal II: Recruit, retain, and graduate students prepared for careers, professions and life.