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ENGL 710/810-Teaching Writing-- Fensom (UNH Manchester): Information Literacy

Information Literacy Defined

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." - Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Information Literacy Standards and Frameworks

Here are some of the key documents regarding information literacy and library instruction.

Information Literacy in College

"Taken together, our findings suggest the Google-centric search skills that freshmen bring from high school only get them so far with finding and using trusted sources they need for fulfilling college research assignments. Moreover, many freshmen appeared to be unfamiliar with how academic librariesand the vast array of digital resources they providecan best meet their needs. Included are recommendations for how campus-wide stakeholderslibrarians, faculty, and administratorscan work together when instructing freshmen to be better researchers." (Head, A. (2013, December 15). Learning the ropes: How freshmen conduct course research once they enter college. Retrieved from

PIL - The Freshmen Study

Information Literacy in the Real World