Information is more widely available, and is being produced more rapidly, than at any other time. While students and researchers have access to more and more information, it has become more and more difficult to do accurate research and to find information effectively and efficiently.
The Association of College and Research Libraries calls information literacy "the basis for lifelong learning. It 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 greater control over their own learning." (From the ACRL site.)
This guide aims to help faculty incorporate the skills of information literacy and critical thinking into their courses, with a focus on library resources and librarian expertise. Use the tabs above to navigate to topics that interest you.
The mission of the Bentley University Library information literacy program is to facilitate students’ development as information-literate scholars, citizens, and members of the workforce, by empowering them to critically search for, use, and evaluate information.
The core information literacy concepts we have decided to focus on for undergraduates are:
We will accomplish our mission by achieving the following goals:
We will know we are accomplishing our goals from the results of the following assessments: