"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." -Association of College and Research Libraries (2016)
In 2016, The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) introduced a new Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. The Framework is intended as a guiding document for the teaching of information literacy skills and concepts in higher education while providing flexibility for interpretation and implementation at the local level to meet the needs of individual institutions. You can download a full copy of the Framework by clicking here.
For more information on how the Framework is applied at MWCC, please see "Information Literacy @ MWCC" below, and checkout these resources specifically geared for faculty:
The information literacy and instruction program at MWCC is based on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and information literacy threshold concepts. Threshold concepts are core or foundational concepts that, once grasped by the learner, create new perspectives and ways of understanding a discipline or challenging knowledge domain.
Framework Information Literacy Threshold Concepts:
These concepts and the information literacy/library instruction program directly support MWCC Institutional Student Learning Outcome 5:
ISLO 5: RESEARCH to deepen understanding, answer questions and discover evidence to support a concept, theory or observation.
5.1 Recognize when information is needed to support a perspective or argument, or to explain or validate a concept, theory, or observation;
5.2 Locate appropriate information resources in print and/or digital media;
5.3 Incorporate and properly site multiple information sources; and
5.4 Evaluate information for use in projects and/or papers.
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