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Information literacy standards

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

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

Standard 2: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

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

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

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

For more information: ACRL's Information Literacy Standards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes


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