The Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education states, "Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."
The six concepts that anchor the frames are listed here in alphabetical order:
The links for each concept above include learning objectives and classroom activities from PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana).
One of the learning outcomes for our First Year Seminars states "You will locate, critically assess, and ethically use informational sources." We know individuals will continue to develop their information literacy skills beyond FYS - even well beyond college. How can you tell if your students are making progress on this learning outcome? Wittenberg library faculty have identified key first year skills that will lay a foundation to enable students to grow their information literacy skills in upper level coursework and beyond.
By the end of FYS, Wittenberg students will be able to:
Potential Additional Outcomes:
This video from Project Information Literacy is a bit dated, but many of our students still do not have much experience using a library for research or finding scholarly articles.