Information Literacy Defined. SWITCH Information Literacy 1st Annual Teaching In-Service, 2002. What is Information Literacy?. The ALA Definition
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SWITCH Information Literacy
Teaching In-Service, 2002
Information literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to effectively locate, evaluate, and use the needed information."
American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1989). http://www.ala.org/acrl/nili/ilit1st.html
Shapiro, Jeremy J. and Shelley K. Hughes. "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art". Educom Review. 3.2. Mar./Apr. 1996. http://www.educause.edu/pub/er/review/reviewarticles/31231.html
Bruce, C. and P.C Candy (1995). Developing information literate graduates: prompts for good practice. The Learning Link: information literacy in practice. D. Booker. Adelaide, AUSLIB press: 245-252.
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Information Literacy Competencies & Criteria for Academic Libraries in Wisconsin
Put forth by the WAAL Information Literacy Committee and adopted by the WAAL as ofOctober 9, 1998
ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
These standards were approved by the Board of Directors of ACRL on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Antonio, Texas.
Types of Institutions, Definition of Info Lit,
Info Lit Programs & Implementation of
Standards on Campus
From Classes--Department--to Campus
2. Hardesty, Larry. “Faculty Culture and Bibliographic Instruction: An Exploratory Analysis.” Library Trends 44,2 (Fall 1995): 339-367.
3. Bruce, Christine Susan. “The Phenomenon of Information Literacy.” Higher Education Research and Development. 17, 1 (1998): 25-43.