Information Literacy is the ability to find, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically.
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
WASC Senior College and University Commission
The WSCUC 2013 Handbook CFR 2.2a states that baccalaureate programs must: “ensure the development of core competencies including, but not limited to, written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking.”
Educational Quality: Student Learning, Core Competencies, and Standards of Performance at Graduation
- appreciate the need to be a critical consumer of information
- identify, locate and make effective use of information
- critically and contextually evaluate information authority
- appreciate the impact that the information creation process has on information content
- confidently distinguish information types and sources regardless of the medium
- integrate appropriate and meaningful sources into a project
and much more...