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University Libraries have a range of initiatives to help faculty design and embed literacy curriculum in their courses, to prepare students for careers as thoughtful, effective communicators and content creators.

Welcome! This guide is a place to learn more about how to incorporate the libraries' literacies (including information literacy, data literacy, media literacy, and maker literacy) into your courses. We are here to support you and your students. Use the page navigation or the links below to learn about:

Literacies and the Role of the Libraries

"Literacy" is truly a constellation of many "literacies," which cross the bounds of digital and non-digital, material and immaterial. Fundamentally, literacy involves using the full range of tools to communicate all knowledge. As traditional stewards of knowledge and always incorporating new technologies, libraries have a clear role in promoting literacies to the university community.

Baylor Libraries' literacies initiative emphasizes a few specific literacies: Information, Data, Media, and Making. We provide support through our tiered information literacy instruction program, self-paced and online data literacy courses, and media lab and makerspace collaborations. We equip faculty and students with the skills they need to become creators, producers, and communicators of information and research in addition to those skills they use as consumers and evaluators.


This guide is meant to serve faculty and instructors who are interested in partnering with the libraries to incorporate library-supported literacies into their courses.

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