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Information Literacy Resources for Faculty: The Basics


Welcome! This LibGuide is designed to provide resources for Faculty interested in teaching Information Literacy Skills to their students. The content of this guide will be updated on a regular basis and we welcome your input! If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

We need your help!

How you can help us:  

  • Provide the Librarians a copy of your syllabus
  • Familiarize yourself with the Library's resources and services
  • Evaluate your assignments using the ACRL Info Lit Standards
  • Require a variety of sources for your assignments

Contact us:

Kristen Jernigan


What is Information Literacy?

What is Information Literacy?

            1.  knowing you have an information need

            2. retrieving the needed information to address the topic

            3. evaluating and critically examining the information  

            4. organizing the information

            5. using the information effectively 

            6. is the basis for lifelong learning


The Association of College and Research Libraries has identified 5 standards and 22 performance indicators for Information Literacy.  These will be the basis for the information you find within this LibGuide.  For more information please see: ACRL Info Literacy Competency Standards

Search Smarter, Search Faster

Here is a fun video from an Australian university covering the topics of search strategies and subject databases.  

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