Information Literacy Standards
Professional Association Sites Defining IL:
The information literate student:
- Determines the nature and extent of the information needed
- Accesses the needed information effectively and efficiently
- Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base
- Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Understands the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
FYS IL Assessment
There are two information literacy/library instruction assessments that are part of the Butler First-Year Seminar program. They are:
Assignments incorporating Information Literacy
Why reinvent the wheel? Browse these information literacy handouts and sites for assignments that incorporate information literacy.
Butler-specific IL Assignments
First-Year Seminar Research Exercise - An example worksheet that accompanied a FYS library instruction session. This exercise is just one way to incorporate active learning into a library instruction session.
Butler's Plagiarism Tutorial - Access this link to view the tutorial. For instructions concerning how to incorporate the tutorial and accompanying assessment into Blackboard, go to: Plagiarism Tutorial Directions.
Contact your Butler Librarian College/Department Liaison for Information Literacy Instruction
Butler University librarians serve as library liaisons to the University's colleges and/or departments. Liaisons work with a college or department to:
- provide classroom library instruction
- oversee collection development for the discipline
- provide library services support.
Contact your liaison to schedule library instruction for your classes, request materials, and to ask about library services:
Information Literacy development across the Butler Curriculum
Butler University Libraries supports information literacy at various points throughout a student's undergraduate/graduate experience. Here are the key curriculum points that we try to reach:
- First-year seminar - students receive an introduction to information literacy concepts and skills through classroom library instruction session(s). Research is a concentration area for the first-year seminar class as denoted in the following documents:
- Discpline-specific instruction - Librarian liaisons work with their colleges/departments to target key mid-undergraduate classes (such as a research methods class) where discipline-specific information literacy can be incorporated. A reinforcement or fine-tuning discipline-specific information literacy session should ideally occur with a senior-level, capstone-type course.
Thinking of the Research Paper in a New Light
What else do Librarian Liaisons do?
Check out my colleague's LibGuide: Faculty Resources for additional information on librarian liaison support for faculty.