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  • 1. THE BIG PICTURE Faculty + Librarians = Information Literacy
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  • 3. Association of College and Research Library (ACRL) Standards of IL “Information literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” American Library Association. (1989). Presidential committee on information literacy: Final report. Retrieved from
  • 4. More than library skills… Information Skills Learning to Learn Information Literacy Computer Literacy Library Skills IT Literacy
  • 5. Five Standards of ACRL • KNOW • ACCESS • EVALUATE • USE • ETHICS
  • 6. Standard One: KNOW • The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
  • 7. Standard Two: ACCESS • The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • 8. Standard Three: EVALUATE • The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
  • 9. Standard Four: USE • The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • 10. Standard Five: ETHICS • The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
  • 11. Information Literacy as a Process
  • 12. Resources Used When Course-Related Research Contexts Arise Head, A. J. & M. B. Eisenberg. (2009, December 1). Project information literacy progress report: Lessons learned: How college students seek information in the digital age. Retrieved from Project Information Literacy website:
  • 13. Librarians as Collaborators • Collaboration between teaching faculty and librarians is fundamental to information literacy. • Collaboration is based on shared goals, a shared vision, and a climate of trust and respect. Each partner brings different strengths and perspectives to the relationship. • Successful collaboration requires carefully defined roles, comprehensive planning and shared leadership. American Library Association. (2010). Collaboration with faculty . Retrieved from
  • 14. Faculty + Librarians = I L • Understand students • Understand course content and learning outcomes • Understand research process • Knowledge of information skills and resources American Library Association. (2010). Collaboration with faculty . Retrieved from
  • 15. Example Scenario 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Consultation Test Collaboration Critical Thinking Plagiarism and APA