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Information Literacy: Additional Resources

Information literacy is the ability to locate, evaluate and use information wisely. Information literacy is at the core of what it means to be educated in this century. (Kuhlthau, 2008)

Information and Websites


Arp, L., Woodard, B., Lindstrom, J., & Shonrock, D. (2006).Faculty-librarian collaboration to achieve integration of information literacy. Reference & User Services Quarterly 46 (1), 18-23.

Association of American Colleges and Universities, and National Leadership Council. (2007). College learning for the new global century. Retrieved August 8, 2008 from

Bruce, C. (n.d.). Seven faces of information literacy in higher education. Retrieved August 1, 2009, from

Developing research & communication skills: Guidelines for information literacy in the curriculum. (2003). Philadelphia, PA:Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Fisch, K. & McLeod, S. (2007). Did you know? Retrieved June 26, 2009, from

Fister, B. (2001). Reintroducing students to good research. Retrieved June 26, 2008, from

Hardesty, L. (2007). Strategies for designing assignments to support information literacy initiatives. In Hardesty, L. (Ed.),The role of the library in the first college year (Monograph No. 45, pp. 109-120). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Head, A, & Eisenberg, M. (2009). Lessons learned: How college students seek information in the digitial age. Project information Literacy. Retrieved July 30, 2010, from​

Information Literacy Group of the Greater Portland Area. (n.d.). College students who are ready to begin upper-level coursework: Information literacy proficiencies. Retrieved June 30, 2010 from

Liberal Education & America's Promise. (2008). College learning for the new global century. Retrieved June 26, 2008, from

Malone, D. & Videon, C. (2007). Models of library instruction for first-year students. In Hardesty, L. (Ed.),The role of the library in the first college year (Monograph No. 45, pp. 51-68). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Martin, L. & Williamson, S. (2003). Integrating information literacy into higher education.  In A. Martin & H. Rader (Eds.), Information and IT literacy (pp. 144 - 150). London: Facet.

Rockman, I. (2003). Integrating information literacy into the learning outcomes of academic disciplines. College & Research Libraries News, (64) 9, 612-615.

Student learning assessment: Options and resources (2nd ed.). (2007). Philadelphia: Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

University of Mary Washington. (2007). Discover information literacy. Retrieved June 26, 2007, from

More Information...

Information Literacy in the Disciplines 

Information Literacy in the Disciplines 
"links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education".

Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology 
This draft document illustrates outcomes that can be used by science educators to assess student competency in the information literacy standards.

Political Science Research Competency Guidelines
(Scroll to page 4 to see guidelines)
"..guidelines and associated examples intended to illustrate the application of information literacy standards to research in political science and related disciplines, including law, criminal justice and civic education."

Psychology Information Literacy Standards
Information literacy competencies for the field of psychology.

Research Competency Guidelines for Literatures in English 
This draft document lists information literacy outcomes that might be used for undergraduate English or literature courses.


Assessments of Information Literacy
Links to information literacy assessments and rubrics.

Creating Effective Library Assignments 
Check these Websites for ideas on creating assignments that help students develop information literacy skills.

Guidelines for Plagiarism Prevention 
This Turnitin site lists tips for structuring assignments in ways that make it difficult to plagiarize.

Information Literacy Competence Course Integration 
Sample templates for integrating information literacy standards into general education and discipline specific courses.

Information Literacy Core Competencies
General education, major program area, and graduate level competencies.

InfoSearch Tutorial
This tutorial, adapted for users of the Alvernia University Library, explores how to access and evaluate information resources. Each of the six modules includes a quiz to assess the ideas presented. A brief description and objectives are listed for each of the modules.

Middle States Commision on Higher Education Publications
Documents available for downloading or purchase.

Project Information Literacy
"Project Information Literacy is a national study about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors, competencies, and the challenges they face when conducting research in the digital age."