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Charles, Leslin H. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
Many academic librarians in the state of New Jersey (NJ) have successfully integrated information literacy (IL) into the curriculum using the ACRL IL Competency Standards for Higher Education ("Standards"). These "Standards" formed the underpinnings of IL curriculum mapping and assessment plans, and have been adopted by…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Development, Organizational Change
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Franzen, Susan; Bannon, Colleen M. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
The ACRL's "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" offers the opportunity to rethink information literacy teaching and curriculum. However, the ACRL's rescinded "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" correlate with the preferred research and decision-making model of the health…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Undergraduate Students, Health Sciences
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Ariew, Susan – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
This paper outlines a brief history of the academic teaching library and, in consequence, it examines the changing role of librarians. As part of that history, the paper also discusses distinctions among various terms used to describe instructional activities in teaching libraries, such as "bibliographic instruction" and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Library Role
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Banks, Marcus – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Academic librarians should expand our understanding of what counts as an authoritative resource, and be unafraid to challenge long-established wisdom in this domain. Wikipedia is far from perfect, but neither is the Encyclopedia Britannica. Wikipedia is updated daily, while the Britannica is no longer printed. If we cling to the Britannica as a…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Competence, Higher Education, Academic Libraries
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Cordell, Rosanne Marie – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Digital literacy is a more recent concept than information literacy and can relate to multiple categories of library users in multiple types of libraries. Determining the relationship between information literacy and digital literacy is essential before revision of the ACRL "Standards" can proceed.
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Administration, Standards, Media Literacy
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Benjes-Small, Candice; Archer, Alyssa; Tucker, Katelyn; Vassady, Lisa; Resor, Jennifer – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Web evaluation has been a standard information literacy offering for years and has always been a challenging topic for instruction librarians. Over time, the authors had tried a myriad of strategies to teach freshmen how to assess the credibility of Web sites but felt the efforts were insufficient. By familiarizing themselves with the cognitive…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy