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Hofer, Amy R.; Brunetti, Korey; Townsend, Lori – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Thirteen years after being adopted, the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL's) "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" are due for a retrofit. The current "Standards" do not account for the post-Google information landscape in which a blizzard of emerging technologies and unprecedented…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Fundamental Concepts, Review (Reexamination), Information Literacy
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
ACRL and other academic librarians are currently re-examining the tough questions of learning, literacy, and education--and the librarians' role in addressing these issues. They can use AASL's learning standards as one springboard for thought, particularly in terms of articulating learning. The result is a developmentally appropriate set of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Harris, Benjamin R. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The publication of educational standards inspires a variety of responses, from wholesale acceptance and deployment to criticism and blame. The author of this paper contends that the revision of the ACRL's "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" must be accompanied by a critical, conscious, and conscientious…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Libraries, Academic Standards, Competency Based Education
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Kuhlthau, Carol C. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
I propose three "rethinks" to consider in recasting the ACRL Standards for information literacy for the coming decades. First, rethink the concept of information need. Second, rethink the notion that information literacy is composed of a set of abilities for "extracting information." Third, rethink the holistic process of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Information Needs, Information Skills
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Berman, Elizabeth – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In 2011, the ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) completed its five-year review of the "Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology." Predicated by the evolving nature of scholarship and research in the sciences, the reviewing task force strongly recommended that the standards be revised. This paper…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, STEM Education, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Cahoy, Ellysa Stern – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
"Affective competence," managing the feelings and emotions that students encounter throughout the content creation/research process, is essential to academic success. Just as it is crucial for students to acquire core literacies, it is essential that they learn how to manage the anxieties and emotions that will emerge throughout all…
Descriptors: Information Management, Psychological Patterns, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Davies-Hoffman, Kimberly; Alvarez, Barbara; Costello, Michelle; Emerson, Debby – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
For over thirty years, numerous studies have discussed the contradiction between the growing importance of information literacy instruction to the Library's core mission and lack of pedagogical training for new librarians. This article reviews the more recent contributions on the topic, presents a survey of New York State MLS curricula and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Science Education, Masters Programs
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Hubbard, Melissa A.; Lotts, Megan – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
This article reports on collaboration between an information literacy (IL) instructor and a special collections librarian to create a hands-on special collections experience for entry-level IL students within the context of a credit-bearing class. Data collected during this experience found that exposing students to these materials can increase…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Special Libraries, Primary Sources, Library Instruction
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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
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Ragains, Patrick – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In this column, the author discusses a lesson in the credit-bearing information literacy course for honors undergraduates at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The lesson comes last in a unit including resource instruction, search practice, and culminating in the reading and evaluation of a scholarly work. The course, Honors 235: Research in…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Citations (References), Academic Discourse, Information Literacy
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Cahoy, Ellysa Stern; Gibson, Craig; Jacobson, Trudi – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
The first PA Forward Information Literacy Summit was held in State College at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. This summit brought together K-12 and academic librarians from Pennsylvania to discuss current issues in information literacy. This text is a transcript of a discussion between Ellysa…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Martin, Justine – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
Models play an important role in helping practitioners implement and promote information literacy. Over time models can lose relevance with the advances in technology, society, and learning theory. Practitioners and scholars often call for adaptations or transformations of these frameworks to articulate the learning needs in information literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Models, Content Analysis
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