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Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics

Information Literacy @ Parrish

The Parrish Library of Management & Economics Information Literacy initiatives, as part of the broader Purdue Libraries Information Literacy Program, builds a foundation for discovery, learning, and engagement across the University and its broader communities. The Parrish Library Information Literacy activities collaboratively develops skills and competencies in learners to identify, find, evaluate, and ethically use business information, enabling academic success.

The University's Core Curriculum contains Information Literacy as a Foundational Learning Outcome. Parrish Library is at the forefront of implementing and assisting with this crucial learning outcome. See the Core Curriculum information page.

For-credit Courses

The faculty within the Parrish Library currently teach two 1 credit-hour courses:

  • GS 175 Information Strategies for Hospitality & Tourism Management Students
    • An 8-week course required of all incoming freshmen within the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
      • Course has been offered for 4 years.
      • Course focuses on improving the information literacy skills of students within a Hospitality & Tourism Management context.
      • The course is also one of three courses within the Team HTM Learning Community required courses.
  • GS175 Information Strategies for Management Students
    • An 8-week course that is currently an elective within the School of Management.
      • Course will be offered for the first time in Fall 2012.
      • Course focuses on improving the information literacy skills of students within a Management context.
      • The course is required for the Management Honors Learning Community and the Management Direct Admit Students

Integrated Instruction

The team of instructors within the Parrish Library can visit your class for a single session or for multiple sessions. Specific databases and topics can be covered in 20, 30, 50 minute or longer visits. We are also available to assist in developing information intensive assignments using quality resources.

Use the Subject Specialists Directory to contact us. Or contact me directly at Prof. Hal Kirkwood:

General topics that we can present on include: Citing articles and citation management; Intellectual property and copyright; Plagiarism.

Embedded Instruction

We provide an embedded librarian option where our team matches or embeds with student teams within your course acting as Information Consultants on a more personal basis. Contact me if you would like to discuss this further: Prof. Hal Kirkwood:

Course-specific LibGuides

We can create a course-specific resource pages either in conjunction with a visit or to supplement your own content and instruction. See examples on our Course Guides page.


Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics
Krannert Building - 2nd Floor
504 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058

Telephone: (765) 494-2920

Parrish Library Hours

Normal Break Hours
Monday - Friday:

8AM - 5PM

Winter Interim Closings

NOTE: Print collections, along with reference and circulation services, are only available weekends and weekdays from 8:00am to 12:00 midnight.