I teach lessons to students, both individually and in classes, that help them develop the skills they need to become more adept and self-sufficient information users. My colleagues and I show students the mechanics of using online catalogs, reference materials, and electronic databases. Our greater purpose, however, in collaboration with other faculty members, is to help students acquire the thinking skills required to locate, compile, organize, analyze, and synthesize information. When those lessons are learned well, they accompany students far beyond their years at Elmira College.