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Information Literacy Faculty Toolkit: Home

This toolkit provides you with the most valuable resources for integrating information literacy into your class curriculum.

Where to Start?

Faculty, librarians, and others will find that discussing instruction methods collaboratively is a very productive exercise in planning a systematic, comprehensive information literacy exercise. Click on Request A Library Session (above) for more information.

Why Information Literacy?

"What we’re dealing with now is not the problem of information overload, because we’re always dealing (and always have been dealing) with information overload…Thinking about information overload isn’t accurately describing the problem; thinking about filter failure is.”

- Clay Shirkey, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Check this article to learn more about college students information literacy skills:

"What students don't know?"

2014-15 Library Instruction Statistics

W 101 library sessions: 13

Total number of courses taught: 102

Number of students taught:  1,698 (reflects students attending multiple sessions)

Wordle for Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy

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.

Text from Association of College and Research Libraries. Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Chicago, IL: ACRL, 2015

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