The library's information literacy mission reflects the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and the Association of American Colleges & Universities VALUE rubric on Information Literacy.
Simply stated, mastery of information literacy competencies means that a student engaged in library research, and more broadly critical thinking about a project or assignment, will:
Integrated information literacy encompasses the discovery of information, an understanding of how information is produced and valued and the ethical use of information in creating new knowledge (adapted from Western Michigan University).
The Library's goal is to develop an information literacy program that is scaffolded and integrated throughout the curriculum, sustainable and well-assessed.
The information literacy partnerships of librarians, students and faculty support students in becoming self-sufficient, life-long learners.
Our information literacy instruction is discipline-specific, course-specific or assignment-specific. The support needed for first-year students is different than the support that students in capstone courses may need. The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) VALUE rubric on Information Literacy demonstrates this scaffolding approach.
When working with a librarian in classroom teaching, consider these questions and the available Library and campus resources:
Framework for Information Literacy Appendices. Appendix 1: Implementing the Framework