Currently information literacy (IL) is defined as “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 & Research Libraries).
The information literate student:
- Thinks critically to find, access, and engage appropriate resources
- Identifies how information in this course’s discipline is produced and valued
- Conducts quality research activities, even to create new knowledge
- Participates ethically in a course’s community of learning
Information Literacy Module
In order to help facilitate instruction and help supplement IL instruction for students and faculty, the University Libraries developed a self-paced course and tutorials titled, “Beyond Google: Foundations of Information Literacy & Research.” Users may learn at their own pace and may also earn a course badge upon completion of course modules.
All users must enroll via Canvas.