Library and Information Science

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.

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The RADAR Challenge is an online game developed by the librarians at Loyola Marymount University. The game is designed to be played in teams during a class or library session.

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Writing Commons  is an open education resource that helps students improve their writing, critical thinking, and information literacy. Founded in 2008 by Joseph M.

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MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

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Jorum is the UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for higher and further education and the Skills sector.