Information Literacy (IL)

The York College Library offers an active Information Literacy program.

Mission and goals:

  • educate students in proper use, evaluation and application of print and electronic resources
  • support research assignments and the College's curriculum, academic and special programs by focused library instruction
  • teach students the ethical use of information sources
  • motivate lifelong learners

We offer one-hour Information Literacy sessions, which are specifically tailored to the research assignment or project. These techniques are equally applicable to both general education and upper division courses in meeting the accreditation and discipline-specific standards compiled by CUNY's Library Information Literacy Advisory Council (LILAC). The sessions are taught by library faculty, many of whom have a subject specialty in a given area or areas. Sessions are held in the Library IL Computer Lab (AC-3G09), computer labs in Classroom Building, and Smartrooms in Academic Core Building.

To arrange for a class, please submit an online form. Please note the following policies:

1. Submit your online request form at least one week in advance.

2. Course instructor should stay with the class during the library session.

If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinator of Information Literacy, Prof. Di Su, at dsu@york.cuny.edu.

Off-Campus Access

Wall Street Journal Access Pass
The Library is delighted to present to all York College students, faculty, and staff full access to the digital version of the Wall Street Journal.

New York Times Digital Academic Pass
The Library is proud to present to all York College students, faculty and staff an 'Academic Pass' to the digital version of the New York Times. The Academic Pass provides you with full access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps* for a period of 52 weeks from the date you activate it.

BrowZine
The library is now sponsoring BrowZine, a great new service that allows you to discover, browse and read the library’s top scholarly journals, in a fast and easy to use interface.

Post your research in Academic Works
CUNY now has an open access institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works, which collects and provides online, public access to the scholarly work produced by York College faculty and the CUNY community.

Library Hours
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