Information Literacy at SC4 Library

The College adheres to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as written by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL):

“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association


See also: Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education


The SC4 Library ENG 101 information literacy program will show students how to:

  • Access the library’s e-resources 24/7 from any device with Internet access.
  • Differentiate between magazine and scholarly journal articles.
  • Use the library databases to find peer reviewed articles.
  • Evaluate sources for quality, validity, and bias.
  • Create advanced database and Internet searching strategies.
  • Identify elements of a citation.
  • Cite sources responsibly.

The library information literacy program also helps fulfill the Information Literacy General Education Competency Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate technological competence to obtain information from data.
  2. Demonstrate how and where to search for reliable information.  
  3. Demonstrate how to form conclusions based on reliable information. 

Request an Information Literacy Session

SC4 Library offers an introductory overview of the library and its tools and resources and a librarian will provide interactive instruction to your class. Instruction is available in person or online through the library research guides and Microsoft Teams or Zoom. During periods of high level Covid transmission in St. Clair County, in person classes may move to online.

Please complete the form below or contact a librarian ( to request an Information Literacy session for your course.


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SC4 Library
St. Clair County Community College Library
323 Erie St., P.O. Box 5015
Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
Library Main (810) 989-5640
Reference Services (810) 989-5532
SMS (810) 515-7343