*For a presentation on how to use the library for research, see Introduction to Library Research.
"The Framework is not designed to be implemented in a single information literacy session in a student’s academic career; it is intended to be developmentally and systematically integrated into the student’s academic program at a variety of levels."
"Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education", American Library Association, February 9, 2015. (Accessed July 21, 2020).
This guide can be used for self-directed study of information literacy concepts, or as inspiration for class-based assignments.
Explore each page in three steps:
Additional assignments are offered to strengthen your understanding of information literacy concepts.
"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." ACRL Framework
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Here are some examples of the kinds of articles that may serve as a way to introduce the broad elements of the scholarly method.
Information Literacy pre-test
Vocabulary list (write out by hand the definition of each term. Use two different resources - an online resource available from a search engine and a specialized dictionary available from Oxford Reference or Gale Reference or Access Science). Once they've written out the definitions by hand ask them to paraphrase the definitions.
Project Cora. An open access Community of Online Research Assignments.