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Gaining Ground: Building College Level Information Literacy Skills by Liz Humrickhouse & Teri Holford is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Welcome to the Gaining Ground: Building College Information Literacy Skills program. We're excited that you're here!

This program is designed to help prepare you for the necessary information literacy skills that you'll need to succeed in college. Today you'll learn how to:

  • Brainstorm keywords
  • Evaluate web sources
  • Use information ethically
  • Think critically about where information comes from
  • Use the library's resources
  • Form a research strategy
  • Conduct academic research

You'll also go on a tour of the UW-La Crosse campus with our Vanguards, hear from a student panel on what college is really like, and meet Dr. Thoune the director of UWL's first year writing program.

So, once again, welcome to UWL. We're glad you're here!

GG Agenda & Schedule


  • Welcome, tech set-up and sign-ins.

  • Pre-assessment exercise 

  • Learning stations and introduction to college research


  • Scavenger hunt in the library

  • Filter Bubbles and the personalization of internet searches


  • Campus Tour with UWL Van Guards


  • Lunch and student panel with UWL McNair Scholar students
  • Cycle of Research game


  • Professor Thoune writing workshop


  • Mock research in pairs 


  • Post-assessment exercise & questions answered

2:30 Departure

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