Information Literacy

Bibliography of Information Literacy Resources

NEW! How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age
Recently released report from Project Information Literacy titled "Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age," with findings from a student survey administered on six different U.S. campuses during Spring 2009.

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
These standards for information literacy have been endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education (October 1999) and the Council of Independent Colleges (February 2004).

Discipline Specific Standards
Standards for science and technology, literatures in English, political science, and anthropology and sociology all based on the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Information Literacy in the Disciplines Project
Features links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education.

Information Literacy as a Liberal Art
Classic article by Shapiro and Hughes (Educom Review, 1996). "But information literacy should in fact be conceived more broadly as a new liberal art that extends from knowing how to access information to critical reflection on the nature of information itself, its technical infrastructure, and its social, cultural and even philosophical context and impact."

Project Information Literacy
Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a national study about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors, competencies, and the challenges they face when conducting research in the digital age. The website includes reports, articles, videos, and podcasts considering issues related to information literacy.

SAILS: Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
SAILS is a knowledge test targeting a variety of information literacy skills and based on the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Project SAILS is headquartered at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Information Literacy for Faculty and Administrators
Provides an introduction to the concept of information literacy and model information literacy programs.

Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline
The guideline attempts to articulate elements of exemplary information literacy programs for undergraduate students at four-year and two-year institutions.

Information Literacy Weblog
News and reports about information literacy from around the world.

Net Generation Students and Libraries
Chapter in Educating the Net Generation (Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE, 2005). This book is also available in the Musselman Library at LB 2395.7.E38 2005

Updated January 2010.