This is the "Information Literacy at Butler" page of the "Information Literacy Toolbox for Butler Faculty" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Information Literacy Toolbox for Butler Faculty  

Provides information on information literacy standards, assignments designed to teach information literacy, and a listing of Butler librarian liaisons to contact for IL instruction.
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
Information Literacy at Butler Print Page

2013 Assessfest Documents


FYS Librarian Assignments


Information Literacy Standards

Professional Association Sites Defining IL:

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

ACRL Information Literacy Website


The information literate student:

  1. Determines the nature and extent of the information needed
  2. Accesses the needed information effectively and efficiently
  3. Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base
  4. Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  5. Understands the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

Information Literacy Parts


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:

Core Curriculum, First-Year Seminar Learning Objectives

FYS Research Learning Outcomes

Butler FYS Blog

  • 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.  

Assignments incorporating 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:

    Butler Librarian Liaisons

    Assoc. Dean for Public Services, Butler Libraries

    Profile Image
    Sally Neal
    Contact Info
    Butler University
    109B Irwin Library
    Send Email
    Library Instruction Feedback:
    Neal Evaluation

    2011-12 FYS IL Assessment

    There are two information literacy/library instruction assessments that are part of the Butler First-Year Seminar program.  They are:


    Loading  Loading...