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    Information Literacy

    Students who graduate from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse need information literacy skills to enable them to become "life-long learners who will be engaged as knowledgeable and responsible citizens in a diverse and ever-changing world." General Education Mission Statement.

    What We Offer

    More than 250 information literacy instruction sessions are offered each year reaching more than 5,000 UWL students annually. Through the cooperative efforts of the instructor and the librarian, sessions are designed to meet the needs of each instructor’s course requirements. Librarians can introduce students to library resources, information technology, research strategies and information literacy skills such as critical thinking.

    Course-related Instruction

    Faculty and instructional staff at UW-La Crosse may arrange course-related instruction on research strategies and information sources related to a particular discipline or class project. Sessions must be scheduled at least one week in advance. The classroom instructor must be present. To arrange for course related library instruction, please:

    Request a Library Instruction Session (web form)
    Email our instruction staff at

        Information Literacy Standards

           Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education  


        Instructional Materials 

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    Library Instruction @ Murphy


    Walk-in tours of the Murphy Library Resource Center are offered during the first week of classes in the fall term. To arrange for a tour at another time, please email our instruction staff at

    K-12 Groups are welcome to visit the library. Please complete the K-12 Group Registration request form


    Reserve Other Classrooms in the LRC


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    Check the reference desk hours
    Schedule an individual appointment


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    Email: Use our Ask-a-Librarian form

    Call: 608-785-8508

    Text: 608-588-8158

    More information at the Reference Services page. 

  • Fine Print Newsletter Now Available!

    The Fine Print is published fall and spring terms for UW-La Crosse faculty, staff, students, and friends of Murphy Library. Check out the  PDF Version or view the issuu online publication format here.

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