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This guide is designed to assist students and faculty with understanding and engaging with information literacy.


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This guide provides a variety of information literacy resources that will clarify information literacy in light of the 2015 Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and aid in helping students to succeed in becoming information literate and for faculty to accomplish information literacy student learning outcomes.

What's In This Guide?

This guide has a variety of information literacy resources and contains the following sections (see the tabs at the top of this guide):

This is an introductory page and contains links to librarian subject specialist and their pictures. Librarians would be happy to play a role by meeting with students with any research or information literacy assignments and assisting faculty with developing assignments or learning activities to teach information literacy concepts.

What Is ACRL's Information Literacy Framework?
If you're unfamiliar with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, this section will provide an overview of the new (2015) "standards" for information literacy. You will learn the definition of information literacy, the parts of ACRL's Framework, and see links to brief essays, written for classroom faculty by our library faculty, on each of the six frames of the Framework.

Designing Assignments
This page is loaded with helpful tools to help faculty design information literacy assignments and learning activities. There is a comprehensive chart that matches information literacy knowledge practices and dispositions  (the two critical parts of ACRL's Framework) with sample student learning outcomes and suggested video tutorials. There are also links to other suggested guidelines and examples.

Faculty Guide to InfoLit at Azusa Pacific University

InfoLit (from Credo) provides another faculty resource that is high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials on information literacy and critical thinking skills. These materials are ideal for supplementing and supporting classroom instruction, online teaching, or student remediation needs.

Beyond Google: Foundations of Information Literacy & Research

This tutorial is designed to lay the basic frameworks of information literacy. By graduation, students will be able to 

  1. State/Identify what is needed (Research as Inquiry)
  2. Choose/Select resources (Information Creation as a Process)
  3. Search available resources (Searching as Strategic Exploration)
  4. Evaluate materials within the resources (Authority is Constructed and Contextual)
  5. Synthesize the materials to solve a problem or create a product (Scholarship as Conversation)
  6. Cite sources used (Information has Value)

Assessing Assignments
Assessment is always a part of designing assignments. In this section, faculty will find a checklist of standards that you can use to create your own information literacy assignment assessment tool.

Additional Resources
On this page, faculty will discover a wealth of resources loaded with effective practices, assessment suggestions, information literacy articles, etc.


If you have any questions about information literacy or would like to work with a librarian to incorporate an information literacy assignment into your course, please use the following contact information:

List of Subject Specialist Librarians

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Your Librarian

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Dave Harmeyer
Azusa Pacific University
Marshburn Memorial Library
901 E. Alosta Ave.Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 815-6000, ext. 3255
Website Skype Contact: dave.harmeyer