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Information Literacy in ENG2: An Instructor Guide: Overview: What is Information Literacy?

How to Use This Guide

This guide is intended to be used in conjuction with the newly revised ENG2 course, Research and Argument, in helping instructors think about, teach, and create assignments around information literacy outcomes. Use the tabs above to navigate.

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What is information literacy?


(infographic created by Project Information Literacy)

 

Students interact with, process, and use information everyday, constantly, and oftentimes unconsciously - news reports, twitter feeds, political campaigns, magazine articles, textbooks, youtube videos, wikipedia, and the list goes on. But what does it mean to be information literate? Perhaps it's easier to describe what the information literate learner can do -- according to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine what kind of information is needed
  • Access the needed information efficiently
  • Evaluate information critically
  • Use information ethically and effectively

These skills engender one of the central outcomes for ENG2 - "Research will become a habits of mind for inquiry, learning, critical thinking, and communicating."

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