Information Literacy


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The Mission of the Program

The ability to find and use information to solve problems, make decisions and conduct research is an essential requirement for everyone who wishes to successfully cope with today's information-rich world. Developing competencies in locating, accessing, evaluating, and constructing meaning out of these sources is the essence of information literacy. These skills are so critical to higher education and to life beyond it that the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools has identified information literacy as one of the essential components of a college education.

Curriculum Integrated Instruction

The Greenley Library offers information literacy instruction tailored to specific courses. The classes are designed to help students distinguish among various sources, determine if a source is appropriate for a given assignment and design effective research strategies. By integrating instruction within a class, we can insure that students' immediate academic needs are met while also teaching them skills that are applicable across disciplines. For more information contact Theresa Zahor, Head of Information Literacy & Reference at Theresa Zahor.

Help for Faculty in Assigning Library Work


Theresa Zahor, MA, MLIS.  To schedule an Information Literacy session, please use the link above.
Theresa is the Head of Reference and Information Literacy at FSC. She received her Masters in Library & Information Science from C.W. Post at Long Island University, and a Masters in Educational Computing from Stony Brook University. Terry has taught library instruction courses across disciplines and in multiple formats and venues. She also teaches faculty how to incorporate IL assignments and new technologies into their curriculum.  Terry most enjoys helping students refine their search process to expand their research abilities.

Danielle S. Apfelbaum, MSLIS, MSIT
Danielle is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Greenley Library. In addition to helping faculty, staff, and students navigate the complexities of copyright, open access publishing, and open educational resources, she also serves in a reference and instructional capacity. Danielle received a master’s in library and information science from the Palmer School at LIU Post and a master’s in instructional technology from the New York Institute of Technology. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning at the University at Buffalo.

April Lynne Earle, MA, MLS
In addition to providing Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Service, April is the Cataloging Librarian in Technical Services. She received her MLS and MA in Public History from St. John’s University. April enjoys teaching library instruction classes across the disciplines but she especially loves helping researchers dig into our College Archives.

Kathryn Machin, MLS, MALS 
Kathryn is the Electronic Resources / Serials Librarian at Greenley Library.  In addition to this role, she provides reference services and teaches Information Literacy classes to the FSC community.  Kathryn received her Master of Library Sciences from Queens College and her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Stony Brook University.  Through her teaching, Kathryn hopes  to instill confidence in our students enabling them to successfully navigate a myriad of sources of information which will serve them well at FSC and beyond. 

Megan Margino Marchese, MA, MSLIS
Megan is a Reference and Instruction Librarian. She received a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at St. John's University and a Master of Arts in Education (TESOL) at Stony Brook University. Megan enjoys helping students develop research skills, equipping them with essential tools to be successful in their college careers and to become information literate members of society.

Fatoma Rad, MSLIS, MAHEA
Fatoma is the Acquisitions librarian for FSC. In addition, she provides reference services to the Farmingdale community as well as teaches Information Literacy classes. Fatoma received her Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration at Stony Brook University. She hopes to provide students with the research tools and skills they need to feel empowered to do research on their own and be successful in their academic careers

Thomas D. Greenley Library

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