Information is more widely available, and is being produced more rapidly, than at any other time. While students and researchers have access to more and more information, it has become more and more difficult to do accurate research efficiently and to find information effectively.
The Association of College and Research Libraries calls information literacy "the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning" (ACRL).
This guide aims to help faculty incorporate the skills of information literacy and critical thinking into their courses, with a focus on information resources and library faculty expertise.
Thanks to Matthew Van Sleet from Bentley University for permission to base this guide on his "Information Literacy and Instruction @ Bentley Library" guide.