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Information Literacy Organizations

Literacies for the Information Age

Digital Literacy, Social Media

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Framework for Information Literacy (Feb 2, 2015) http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework 

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment, a white paper published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). http://acrl.ala.org/intersections/

Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Framework-for-IL-for-HE-Draft-1-Part-1.pdf

Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy: http://crl.acrl.org/content/72/1/62.full.pdf+html

Information Literacy: toolkit for curricular integrationhttp://crln.acrl.org/content/71/10/534.full.pdf+html

Guidelines for university library services to undergraduate students: http://crln.acrl.org/content/75/2/93.full.pdf+html 

Reconsidering Information Literacy in the 21st Century: The Redesign of an InformationLiteracy Class. http://proxygsu-dar1.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cph&AN=74664546&site=eds-live&scope=site

REFRESHING INFORMATION LITERACY: http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=viewFile&path%5B%5D=v7i2p114&path%5B%5D=169

Teaching with zombies: Bringing information literacy back from the dead http://crln.acrl.org/content/74/7/354.full.pdf+html

Website of Information Literacy in action at Purdue University: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/infolit

How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College: http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_2013_FreshmenStudy_FullReport.pdf

"Evaluation of best practices in the design of online evidence-based practice instructional modules" J Med
Libr Assoc. 2014 January; 102(1): 31–40.

Smith, Jorden K., Lisa M. Given, Heidi Julien, Dana Ouellette and Kathleen DeLong. 2013. “Information literacy proficiency: Assessing the gap in high school students’ readiness for undergraduate academic work.” Library and Information Science Research 35 (2): 88-96. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740818813000078/pdfft?md5=6a78d6b84ac0a1424e5573117a711ef5&pid=1-s2.0-S0740818813000078-main.pdf (Canadian)

“She Has a Vocabulary I Just Don’t Have”: Faculty Culture and Information Literacy Collaboration
Collaborative Librarianship 5(4):235-242 (2013)

The Citation Project: a multi-institution research project responding to educators’ concerns about plagiarism and the teaching of writing.Our purpose is to describe how student writers use their sources. With this information, educators will be able to make informed decisions about best practices for formulating plagiarism policies and for teaching rhetorically effective and ethically responsible methods of writing from sources.http://site.citationproject.net/

The flipped classroom Assessing an innovative teaching model for effective and engaging library instruction

Integrating Social Media in Education.

Information literacy meets employability: Social media training and the library
SCONUL Focus 58 2013 25

UNESCO info Lit-Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide (links and publications)

UNESCO E-Book: Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide

NURSING Standards and Embedding Librarians into RN-BSN Class via LMS:

(Current Standards) Information literacy competency standards for nursing: http://crln.acrl.org/content/75/1/34.full.pdf+html

Making meaningful connections: evaluating an embedded librarian pilot project to improve nursing scholarly writing: http://proxygsu-dar1.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=91561069&site=eds-live&scope=site :

Fostering RN-to-BSN Students' Confidence in Searching Online for Scholarly Information on Evidence-Based Practice http://proxygsu-dar1.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1477236024?accountid=10419

Nursing faculty and student experiences with information literacy: A pilot study: http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jnep/article/view/2985/2229

Ya-Lie, Ku, Sheila Sheu, and Kuo Shih-Ming. "Efficacy Of Integrating Information Literacy Education Into A Women's Health Course On Information Literacy For RN-BSN Students." Journal Of Nursing Research (Taiwan Nurses Association) 15.1 (2007): 67-77. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.  http://proxygsu-dar1.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&d


Examples of Best Practice

Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline
see also http://crln.acrl.org/content/73/6/355.full.pdf+html

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ACRL Updating the Information Literacy Standards

Some of the latest: http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/

From ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force  http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/ils_recomm.pdf

...Clearly, the scope of literacy is changing and we must respond. ACRL has already
recognized that the Information Literacy Competency Standards, as they currently exist,
do not provide enough guidance on visual literacy and digital literacy, often considered
subsets of information literacy itself.

Further, one of the initial aims of the original ACRL information literacy model was to
provide a continuum of expectations for students moving from K-12 to higher education.
Since AASL has revised the competencies for K-12 students, the standards no longer
meet one of the key purposes for which they were developed.

For these reasons, the Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force
believes that the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher
Education should not be reapproved in their current form. We recommend extensive
revision, ...


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