Information Literacy is the set of skills and behaviors necessary to find, access, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically. This definition and the following associated learning outcomes are guided by and adapted from the published information literacy standards of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), the International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA), and the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL).
An information literate student will be able to:
Standard III.b: offers a curriculum designed so that students acquire and demonstrate essential skills including at least oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, technological competency, and information literacy.
The goal of the Information Literacy Toolkit is to provide a one-stop place for SUNY Cobleskill faculty to access information, services and resources that can enhance the teaching of information literacy on campus. The toolkit is for faculty, librarians, and anyone who teaches or advises students. Tutorials, screencasts, handouts, and other tools will be posted on the Tutorials page for faculty to use as they see fit as part of a broader strategy for teaching information literacy skills.
We encourage faculty and staff to contribute to this toolkit by sharing tools or strategies that have worked well for them. To share content or offer suggestions, contact Instructional Design Librarian Don LaPlant by email at LaPlanDD@cobleskill.edu or by phone at x5858.
About the Sponsors
Former Instructional Design Librarian Katie DeRusso designed and developed this Toolkit as a joint project of SUNY Cobleskill's Van Wagenen Library and the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT). Don LaPlant provides ongoing oversight, development and management of the Toolkit. Please contact him at LaPlanDD@cobleskill.edu with comments and feedback.