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Links, standards, ideas, and resources to facilitate the practice of information literacy instruction across the curriculum
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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.
 

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National Information Literacy Awareness Month

 October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month.

In 2009, President Obama issued a proclamation naming October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In his statement he noted the importance of information literacy skills in order for Americans to "effectively navigate the Information Age."

We hope the resources on this page will further help you in that pursuit.

 

Welcome to the Information Literacy Research Guide

September, 2012

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.

The image is of a rhizome, which we feel is a great metaphor for the challenge of information literacy instruction.  Rhizomes are also apt metaphors for information itself.  At any point, a rhizome can be connected to itself.  It may be shattered or broken at any given spot, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new news.  Rhizomes are messy, unpredictable, and unwieldy.  Our challenge is teaching and then assessing a complex  literacy, and this guide is designed as a resource for IL conversations across the campus.

ACRL Information Literacy Standards

One document that is helping to 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 the current standards on January 18, 2000. While these standards are still in use, a task force was created in early 2013 and charged with revising the standards. The revised standards are still being discussed and debated. 

Currently, the plan is to release a third draft of their proposal (taking into account suggestions made following the release of the previous drafts) mid-November. The group is expected to submit its final draft to the ACRL Board of Directors in January 2015 with a vote to come at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference (January 30 - February 3, 2015).

 

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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