Information literacy initiatives exist to teach users core skills and concepts about searching for, obtaining, and evaluating information.
Resources for information discovery and evaluation provided by Keith Stanger, 'Library Guy', an Eastern Michigan University librarian.
Designed to train users in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to fully understand Information Fluency. Focuses on teaching people how to locate, evaluate, and integrate digital information.
This article discusses the collaboration between the Libraries and the Freshman Seminar Program at Washington State University. Many goals related to information literacy competencies as defined by the library and higher education associations are met through this partnership. The librarians have an active role with the seminars and also take part in the peer facilitator training process.
A collection of resources primarily about the practice of teaching information literacy. Of note are pages about computer classroom control systems, textbooks for information literacy courses, and examples of best practices.
Attempts to articulate elements of exemplary information literacy programs for undergraduate students at four-year and two-year institutions.
The Big6 Model is one approach to teaching information literacy skills.
Article describes ways that information literacy can be placed within the higher education curriculum.
Subtitled "Strategies for Developing Informed Decision-Makers and Independent Lifelong Learners," this site provides practical guidelines and examples for school librarians and teachers for implementing information literacy in schools (K -12). Includes a description of the learning process for various ages, example lesson plans and projects.
Article on how instructors can teach problem and information literacy skills to students when they are using technology.
Self-paced, interactive tutorial for information literacy designed to develop information and research skills.
This case-study outlines a teaching partnership between library and academic staff at the University of Waikato. It describes the strategies adopted to develop greater student information literacy and knowledge of source materials; and demonstrates the inter-relationship between student assignments and library resourcing. Both achievements and areas of difficulty are discussed.
Encyclopedia article on information literacy. Includes definition, history, and list of references.
Discusses creating a new information literacy program or assessing an existing one.
Brief guide provides an introduction to the concept of information literacy and model information literacy programs aimed at faculty.
Learn about information literacy and how it is being taught in higher education.
Commentary about libraries, library instruction, and information literacy by Michael Lorenzen at Central Michigan University.
University of Louisville program that addresses information literacy issues.
Annotated list of resources on the Web relating to information literacy. It is divided into several helpful categories.
Article examines the results of an information literacy program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Lists important conferences for information literacy professionals. Notable links include a listing of information literacy course syllabi, guides for writing library assignments, and sites about electronic library classrooms.
This article discusses the information-seeking behavior of students in a large urban university and the impact that behavior can have on the development and delivery of instructional and reference services.
Project about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors offers a list of publications, the people involved, and videos.
Ongoing Kent State project to create a standardized test that measures students' information literacy skills and serves as an assessment tool for Information Literacy programs. Related bibliographies and web resources are included.
Article from Academic Exchange Quarterly which discusses ways that librarians can collaborate with health science faculty to teach information literacy to students.
Multimedia resource for educators, that promises to make a significant contribution to enhancing the teaching of information literacy skills to children.
Describes how information literacy is "experienced by those who use information." Addresses information-seekers conception of information literacy.
Summarizes the proceedings of two major conferences, the Treasure Mountain Research Retreat VI and the International Association School Librarianship conference. In addition, the authors look at the entire history of information literacy and bring together the theory development, the research, and practice in school libraries since the late 1980s. Written by David V. Loertscher and Blanche Woolls.
A source about information literacy including: What is information literacy? Why it is important? How can I teach it? Who is doing it? And where can I read more?
Thanks to DMOZ, which built a great web directory for nearly two decades and freely shared it with the web. About us