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Information Literacy

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

A core resource for anyone starting a new information literacy program or assessing an existing program. These standards, performance indicators, and examples are approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction

National organization advocating library instruction issues. Includes information on related conferences and workshops, the LOEX newsletter, and best practices in bibliographic instruction.

The National Forum on Information Literacy

A comprehensive source about information literacy including: What is information literacy? Why is it important? How can I teach it? Who is doing it? And where can I read more?

AASL Information Power Program

Includes information about the national standards for information literacy in K-12 education. Provides details about the book, Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, and supplemental materials for implementing the standards.

AASL Position Statement on Information Literacy

The American Association of School Librarians presents its arguments for information literacy initiatives in K-12 and postsecondary schools.

ACRL/IS Teaching Methods Committee

A collection of resources primarily about the practice of teaching information literacy. Of special interest are pages about computer classroom control systems, textbooks for information literacy courses, and examples of best practices. The Committee is a subsidiary of the Instruction Section (IS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Big6: The Big6 Skills Information Problem-Solving Approach

The Big6 Model is one approach to teaching information literacy skills

Critical Thinking in an Online World

In an era of rapidly evolving technology, librarians find their foundations of professionalism shaken. Critically evaluating the intrinsic role of the librarian reveals our responsibility for the education of independent information seekers. Using the model of the expert and apprentice, librarians need to focus on the teaching of critical thinking skills over and above the more mechanistic skills of evaluation of resources and mastery of search tools. The design of instruction in a situated learning environment, utilizing constructivist tenets and a self-directed inquiry based approach leads to higher order cognitive skills and applicable, transferable learning. An instructional design project for teaching critical thinking skills in the evaluation of online resources is described in an example curriculum.

Directory of Online Resources for Information Literacy (DORIL)

A guide to a variety of resources that relate to the concept of information literacy. Unique features include programs in K-12 education and conference listings. Use caution - some subpages have not been updated regularly.

Information Literacy

List of web sites by category dealing with information literacy issues.

Information Literacy - Sources of Information

An organized collection of freely available articles, conference-papers, and websites in the field of information literacy literature.

Institute for Informational Literacy (IIL)

An initiative to assist librarians in becoming informational literacy teachers, leaders and advocates. The 4.5 day "immersion" program is described. A selection of advocacy resources and readings for new instruction librarians are included.

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