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Info Lit Resources

The links below will take you to some wonderful Information Literacy resources. If you have others that you think should be included, please let us know in the "Share a Link" box below.

  • Information Literacy Section of IFLA
    IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the leading international group for librarianship. The Information Literacy Section of IFLA is focused on "international cooperation in the development of information literacy education in all types of libraries and information institutions."
  • National Forum on Information Literacy
    Established by the American Library Association in 1989, the National Forum on Information Literacy is now a collective of more than 100 international organizations. It promotes the need for information literacy throughout society.
  • Project Information Literacy
    "Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a large-scale, national study about early adults and their research habits, conducted in partnership with the University of Washington's iSchool."
  • UCLA Information Literacy Course Material
    Designed by Esther Grassian, one of the leaders in information literacy, this site contains a plethora of resources she has collected. You will also find links to syllabi for Info Lit courses she taught at UCLA.

ACRL Information Literacy Standards

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One document that helped guide our Information Literacy QEP is the Information Literacy Compentency Standards for Higher Education as set out by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The ACRL Board approved those standards on January 18, 2000. A task force was created in early 2013 charged with revising the standards. The revised standards were discussed and debated. 

The task force submitted its final draft to the ACRL Board of Directors in January 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference (January 30 - February 3, 2015). The new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education was adopted by the ACRL Board on January 11, 2016. The Framework includes the following six "frames":

QEP at Montevallo

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Welcome to the Information Literacy Research Guide. The Carmichael Library, alongside the Quality Enhancement Plan office, is committed to the goal of increasing the information literacy of the students attending the University of Montevallo.  Information Literacy is the foundation for lifelong learning, and it extends across the curriculum to touch every discipline.  This guide contains a growing collection of links, resources, and information to support information literacy learning outcomes.

  • QEP Document
    The full QEP report, including the institution's goals for information literacy instruction.
  • QEP Annotated Bibliography
    Scholarship identified by the QEP advisory committee on information literacy and pedagogy.
  • QEP Office Homepage
    All of the documents and information you need to apply for Illuminate Grants, Information Literacy courses, and more.

QEP Testimonials

As the Fall 2012 semester develops, we will be releasing a series of podcast conversations with UM faculty members as they reflect on their own QEP-related pedagogical development.  This first clip is a conversation between Andrew Battista and Laurel Hitchcock.  Stay tuned for the full episode.

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Project Information Literacy

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