Resources for Teaching Information Literacy

Nov 09 2011

Resources for Teaching Information Literacy

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What Can We Learn from Other Disciplines?

In 2000, the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, published the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. According to the ACRL, an information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the nature and extent of the information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into his or her knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

Find performance indicators and outcomes for each of these standards here.

Other resources include

Information Literacy Proposal for Elon’s Quality Enhancement Plan (Megan Squire and Randy Piland):

Information  Literacy in Rhetoric and Composition Studies, a wiki published by the Association of College and Research Libraries:

Teaching Resources from Temple University’s Media Education Lab

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