Information Literacy is a blend of information literacy, technology literacy, and media literacy combined with critical thinking skills. Information literate students have acquired the skills necessary to access, evaluate, and synthesize information across multiple information-sharing systems.
Information Literacy (IL) at ASU begins with the First Year Experience course: ORI 100. An interactive tour introduces students to resources available in the library during ORI 100. Core classes (100 level) practice IL skills with various in-class activities that focus on the research process. In 200-400 level courses, IL focuses on skills and resources specific to a major/discipline. Different instructors have different approaches to how the library is integrated into their classes.
Students need to know certain basics regarding library services and resources, but learning theory tells us that learning is most effective at the time of need.
Additionally, students should know by the end of their second semester the following:
Some students will retain the information until they need it, but often the first time they will have an opportunity to practice looking for academic information will be in your classes.
LWLC has adopted the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) to guide and inform the Information Literacy Program developed for you and your students.