Articles and website relevant to the role of libraries and higher education
- With the discussion of doctoral entry-level programs afoot the role of the library in higher education was of particular interest at this last CCAOM meeting.
I'm sharing with you a couple articles and info mentioned at the meeting.
If you have any ideas or comments, please feel free to post!
"Information Literacy" is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, and be able to locate, manage, critically evaluate and use information for problem solving, research, decision making, and continued professional development. Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning and is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume control over their own learning.
- National Forum on Information Literacy, (see www.infolit.org )
- Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby & Pasqualoni, Michael. "Information Literacy Instruction in Higher Education: Trends and Issues", Eric Digest, 2002-06-00 (see http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-1/information.htm )
"Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education", developed by the Association of College and Research libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2000 (http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/informationliteracycompetency.htm )
This document addresses information literacy and technology, higher education, pedagogy, standards, assessment, performance indicators, and outcomes. It offers educational measures and competency standards for information literacy.