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Information Literacy: Articles and Videos

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has created a new (2016) document to guide librarians and faculty in how to support student learning of information literacy skills and habits of thought and practice. Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education outlines core ideas or threshold concepts that can be used to guide the creation of experiences or assignments in any class requiring the use of information. (This document replaces the Information Literacy Competency Standards that had been widely used since 2000, but in practice was difficult to translate into day to day work with students.)

Some great reads by Barbara Fister, from her Library Babel Fish column in Inside Higher Ed:

Project Information Literacy is a series of ongoing "research studies that investigate what it is like being a college student in the digital age," to understand how today's students use information, what their needs are, what strategies they use. These videos each give a entre into research conducted by this group. To find out more, visit their website.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy: Basic Research Skills

Section 1: Research and the Scholarly Conversation

Section 2: Understanding Information (includes evaluation of information, primary, secondary and tertiary resources, and scholarly and popular sources)

Section 3:  Keeping it Legal (includes copyright, fair use, plagiarism, and citations)

Section 4: Creating your own Resource List for your Topic

Section 5: Picking a Topic and Developing it

Section 6: Identifying a Variety of Words to Use and Creating Search Strategies (includes keywords, Boolean operators and choosing databases)

Section 7: Finding Books and Articles in Library Databases

Section 8: Searching the Web

Section 9: Wrapping it Up

Section 10: Glossary

 

LIS 101.com

The Information Literacy User’s Guide

Evaluating Internet Sources

Fake News

Plagiarism and Citations

SDV-119:Information Literacy Class

(SDV-119): The library offers a one credit-hour course providing basic instruction in using the library as an access point to information.The student will develop methodology to master the process of inquiry and improve their ability to find, evaluate and use information.

Please encourage your students to take this class. You can search for this course on EagleNet. The syllabus is posted below. 

 

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