"Search in ways to make discoveries, and discover in ways to keep on searching."
~St. Augustine, De Trinitate, IX, 1,1.
In direct support of Merrimack College’s mission, McQuade Library’s Information Literacy program strives to develop lifelong learners who will master information skills that will enrich their academic and personal lives.
The program supports the College’s vision, "to empower lives by cultivating intellectual, moral, spiritual, physical, and personal awareness needed to make informed decisions for life careers and service." It prepares Merrimack graduates to live as informed, productive, and responsible citizens capable of thinking critically about information and its uses. With the explosion of online library and internet resources, these skills are essential in today’s ever-changing, information-rich world.
McQuade Library’s Information Literacy program is thriving. Each year, librarians teach over 200 instruction sessions and reach on average 3000 students from both day and evening classes.
As the college offers multimodal courses, librarians continue to develop new modes of instructional technologies to fulfill these student needs.