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LSC-HOUSTON NORTH Library Guides: Library Instruction


As of Spring 2022, the LSC Houston North Library offers both in-person and online synchronous and asynchronous options for library instruction.

Explore the links on the flyer below for more information on all modes of library instruction.

When you're ready to request a class session or online support from a librarian, fill out the Library Instruction Form


LSC-Houston North library faculty help students develop information literacy skills for success in college coursework and beyond. 

Our goals include:

  • Teaching students how to navigate the library

  • Assisting students with the research process using both online and print sources

  • Developing students' critical thinking skills in selecting and evaluating information

  • Emphasizing the value of information through academic integrity

  • Guiding ethical use of information through use of citations and other best practices

  • Incorporating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into learning outcomes for library instruction projects

Librarians are faculty with knowledge and experience of different pedagogical approaches, active learning, backwards design, and classroom management. We relish the opportunity to work with teaching faculty as full partners in the classroom. 

Contact the Instruction Librarian to learn more about how we can collaborate with you.


The guiding document for teaching information literacy in higher education is the Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

The ideas underpinning the Framework are metacognition and threshold concepts

Metacognition is thinking and reflecting on your own learning. In the Framework, students are recognized as both content creators and consumers and are encouraged to think about their information behaviors through both lenses. 

There are six threshold concepts in the Framework. Libraries, institutions of higher education, and disciplines may determine other threshold concepts that are central to information use in their field. 

The six threshold concepts are:

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual

  • Information Has Value

  • Information Creation as a Process

  • Research as Inquiry

  • Scholarship as Conversation

  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

Each concept is defined and described by how novice and expert learners engage with that concept. Each threshold concept includes knowledge practices and dispositions that can be measured by learners who have grasped that concept.

Librarians and faculty can collaborate to create student learning outcomes based on threshold concepts, knowledge practices, and dispositions as a basis for information literacy instruction sessions, active learning activities, and custom learning objects.