acrl standards

Assignment

This lesson on journal prestige could be taught by itself, as part of a series on scholarly communication, or as a small part of a larger lesson on information prestige.

Assignment

This is an activity to get students to think critically about the sources and information presented in a Wikipedia article.

Assignment

This lesson on the nature and cost of scholarly publishing could be taught by
itself, or as part of a series on scholarly communication, or as a small part of a larger lesson on
information privilege.

Assignment

In post-session feedback, first-year students frequently express anxiety over how to physically navigate the library to find a book on the shelf. This is a simple, pre-session activity to help students try this out before class, so that they can discuss with their librarian any challenges they faced in attempting to complete the task. With the help of the course instructor, students are asked to find a book on their research topic (or course topic) and bring it to class.

Assignment

This is an activity that helps students develop an interdisciplinary search strategy in stages. Students define their topic, brainstorm questions related to their topic area, and connect these questions to the disciplines and experts where they might find more research and information. Students learn how to identify search tools & information sources based on their questions using the library’s website.

Teaching Resource

The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is a nationally-normed assessment program from ACT which measures outcomes of the general education programs at the end of the first 2 years of college.

Teaching Resource

 The Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS) test is a fixed-choice national test There are two forms of the SAILS information literacy test, one for individual test results, and one for groups (cohorts) of students.

Teaching Resource

The Information Literacy Assessment & Advocacy Project (ILAAP) is an assessment tool designed to investigate the information literacy skills of first and second-year post-secondary students.

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: