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Information Literacy Resources for Faculty: Information Literacy Home

This guide is intended to inform faculty about information literacy (IL). The guide includes information about IL learning outcomes, assignment design for research projects, and library instruction.

Components of Information Literacy

five information literacy components information

ACRL Links

What Is Information Literacy?

As defined by the American Library Association, information literacy involves the ability to "recognize when information is needed and [...] to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." (ALA Presidential Committee on Information Literacy - Final Report). 

This concise definition, while helpful, cannot fully address the complexity of information literacy. For a more comprehensive explanation please see the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Compentency Standards for Higher Education

Information Literacy Defintion and Examples


Thank you to Seminole State College librarians and Seminole State faculty of the 2011-12 Library Committee, who granted permission to adapt their information literacy guide.