Library and Information Science

Teaching Resource

Blog from the ACRL Instruction Section's Research and Scholarship Committee that presents interviews with academic librarians and addresses the four topics covered in the

Teaching Resource

The Information Literacy User’s Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves.

Teaching Resource

An alphabetic, annotated list of undergraduate research journals that may provide the opportunity for students to use the work of peers and to submit their own work as part of their research programs.

Information Literacy Concepts

What do the “information literacy concepts” listed on the assignments mean?

The “information literacy concepts” listed on the assignments refer to five sets of documents. The first document is the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education published in 2000. The following information literacy concepts correspond to standards from this document and are designated as (ACRL No. ) in CORA:


The following activity is meant to demonstrate the concepts of authorship and authority to your students. It introduces the idea that context can influence the tone and writing style of a faculty member or scholar and also introduces the concept of the scholarly conversation. It can be used for any discipline.