What is information literacy?
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)
The person who can:
Teaching library users how to:
1. Orientation training for freshmen – an hour training, which is within the framework of the whole Freshmen Orientation Week. First year students are given the ABC of the library - library’s facilities, resources and services, overall organization of the library, policies and procedures, library webpage, library catalog etc.
2. In-class training for students General Library instruction – These presentations are integrated within the ENG102 classes. The presentation includes a detailed instruction on the 7 steps of research: identifying and developing a topic, finding background information, finding books, periodicals articles (print and electronic) and internet resources, evaluation of sources and citation.
Discipline-specific Library instruction – These are presentations tailored to a specific class topic. They can include a very detailed instruction on using a discipline-specific database, information on the topic in other databases, a selection of reference materials on the topic, specifics in searching for information on the internet on the topic and others. They can also be tailored to a specific course assignment.
3. Personal training for students and faculty. You are more than welcome to schedule individual training on all topics related to the library, its resources and the research process. Just contact the Information literacy librarian.
Every spring alumni return to campus for AUBG’s Great Weekend – starting with the More Honors Award Show, the festivities continue at the annual Alumni Challenge and onto the AUBG Olympics the following day.
The Preparing Global Leaders Forum Bulgaria brings together exceptional Bulgarian and international students. In their one week on the AUBG campus they will learn key leadership skills to help them succeed in the business, non-profit and public sectors. “Because you care, you act, because you have an opinion, you fight for what you believe is right, I came here to shake your hand,” said AUBG Special Envoy and Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev (2012-2017) at the forum’s opening.
Throwback to this year's TEDxAUBG event Disordered Reality. In the age of reality distortion coming from all channels of media and communication, TEDxAUBG made room for truth-tellers and change seekers.