Information Literacy ResourcesWhat is Information Literacy? DORIL’s site includes a useful section of Definitions of Information Literacy and Related Terms.
Directory of Online Resources for Information Literacy (DORIL)
The Directory of Online Resources for Information Literacy (DORIL) is intended to provide librarians and other educators with a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to a wide variety of informational resources available on the World Wide Web that relate to the concept of information literacy. The Directory was first established in November 1997 and has been continually expanded and revised since that time.
CUNY’s "Librarians Information Literacy Advisory Council" (LILAC) has created this new Internet resource for faculty who are working to better integrate information literacy and technology skills into the curriculum, at all levels. Check it out!
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
"These standards were reviewed by the ACRL Standards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Antonio, Texas. ACRL seeks endorsement and promulgation of these standards from professional and accreditation associations in higher education. An Information Literacy Standards Implementation Task Force will be charged to promote the use of the standards in higher education."
Information Literacy in a Nutshell
ACRL’s Information Literacy Website offers this overview for academic administrators and faculty
"The following brief guide provides an introduction to the concept of information literacy and model information literacy programs. It is designed specifically for academic administrators and faculty. Each of the four sections of the guide includes links to other web resources that provide additional information."
Two major papers on the subject:
Educom Review: Information literacy as a Liberal Art
Enlightenment proposals for a new curriculum
By Jeremy J. Shapiro and Shelley K. Hughes
Sequence: Volume 31, Number 2, Release Date: March/April 1996
"What does a person need to know today to be a full-fledged, competent and literate member of the information society? As we witness not only the saturation of our daily lives with information organized and transmitted via information technology, but the way in which public issues and social life increasingly are affected by information-technology issues - from intellectual property to privacy and the structure of work to entertainment, art and fantasy life - the issue of what it means to be information-literate becomes more acute for our whole society. Should everyone take a course in creating a Web page, computer programming, TCP/IP protocols or multimedia authoring? Or are we looking at a broader and deeper challenge - to rethink our entire educational curriculum in terms of information?"
The Seven Faces of Information Literacy in Higher Education
By Christine Bruce. 1997
This paper approaches information literacy based on how the users experience it. "Whilst there is growing advocacy for information literacy in higher education, comparatively little in known about how it is experienced by those who use information. The various faces of information literacy described here are drawn from the experience of higher educators in two Australian universities. They provide a picture of information literacy that is very different from the lists of skills and attributes that are usually found in literature on the subject."