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Library: Information Literacy

Information Literacy

 What is Information Literacy (IL)?

The American Library Association's definition of IL:

     "Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed
nd have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." 

Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. 


​ACRL's 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

Library Services for Faculty

Classroom Information Literacy Instruction

Tailored to fit the needs of your students, sessions are customized to course assignments to provide students with context for the skills to which they will be introduced.

Faculty/Librarian Assignment Collaboration

Librarians welcome the opportunity to develop information literacy assignments with teaching faculty and/or to collaborate on developing research assignments for students.

Embedded Librarian Program

Include a librarian, together with links to databases and other course-specific resources, in your online/hybrid courses.

Faculty/Student Resources

Available on Libguides

Purchase Requests

If you would like to request the purchase of a book, video, or any other information resource that we don’t currently have access to, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

Individual Appointments for students

Individual research consultations with a librarian are available to provide more in-depth help on papers and projects for your students.