This guide was originally created by Dr. Nancy Becker.
"Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use the needed information."
American Library Association. (1989). Final Report of the American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Chicago: American Library Association.
Advantages of Using Standards in Information Literacy
Major Goals of Curriculum Integration:
Current Approach from the Library's Perspective: Linking learning outcomes to the Information Literacy Progression Standards For Use in New Jersey Colleges and Universities. Suggested outline:
"Within today's information society, the most important learning outcome for all students is their being able to function as independent lifelong learners. The essential enabler to reaching that goal is information literacy."
Breivik, P. (2000). Information Literacy and Lifelong learning: The Magical Pertnership. International Lifelong Learning Conference, Central Queensland University.
"Perhaps the most important thing about information literacy from the faculty perspective is that it makes for a better student. As a matter of fact, most faculty probably ASSUME students are information literate when they design their research assignments. Surely, this is nothing more than one would EXPECT a college student researcher to do, isn't it? But, ARE they doing it?" (Gail Gradowski, Santa Clara University, 2010).
Some additional reading: