ERIC Number: ED440624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
This document presents the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL's) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, which were developed in 1999 by an ACRL Task Force working with the academic library community, teaching faculty, academic officers in higher education, and chief officers of the regional accrediting associations. Preceding the standards is an introduction that defines information literacy, and discusses information literacy and information technology, higher education, pedagogy, and assessment. A brief section outlining use of the standards is also included as part of the introduction. Performance indicators and outcomes are then listed for each of the five standards: (1) the information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed; (2) the information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently; (3) the information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system; (4) the information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose; and (5) the information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally. An appendix highlights selected information literacy initiatives. Task Force members are also listed, with their institutions and e-mail addresses. (AEF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.