Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning. —Association of College and Research Libraries

Information Literacy during COVID-19

It is especially important that students have the background they need to succeed in in-person, hybrid, and online learning in Fall 2020. Librarians can work with you to create asynchronous or synchronous lesson to incorporate into any type of course. For more information, visit the Teaching Information Literacy page.

Benefits for Students

  • Improve research skills, critical thinking, and authorship
  • Deepen learning and content knowledge
  • Bring awareness to campus library expertise and resources

Benefits for Faculty

  • Collaborate on lesson planning and research assignment design
  • Develop assessment tools for measuring student learning
  • Help students transition from novices to experts in their field

Get Started

Contact your subject librarian to discuss integrating information literacy into your course or across the major.

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Library and Information Technology Services

Canaday Library
101 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

Office of the CIO:
610-526-5271