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Information Literacy Program

A collaboration between faculty and librarians to develop information literate students

Definition & Framework

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Information literacy skills are essential in today's world. Student development of information literacy is a process that spans the entire college experience.

"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 for Information Literacy, 2016.

Library instruction sessions, Research Guides and the Research 101 course are based on the six frames of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy:

  • Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration