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Information Literacy Standards

The information literate student...

Standard 1: ...determines the nature and extent of the information needed.

Standard 2: ... accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

Standard 3: ...evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.

Standard 4: ...individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

Standard 5: ...understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

From Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education


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