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Information Literacy and Instruction

Resources and tips about information literacy, critical thinking, and how faculty can incorporate these concepts into their courses.

Further Reading on Information Literacy, Teaching Strategies, and Student Behaviors

The articles, books, reports, and other resources listed on this page address the basic concepts and skills related to information literacy at the college level. Though just a sampling of information available, these sources are an excellent starting point in understanding not just what information literacy is and its development, but also resources to assist in information literacy instruction. Sources also include research into student research behaviors as well as best practices in the field.

Suggested Articles

Badke, W. (2011). Remedial information literacy? Online, 35(2), 51-53.

Badke, W. E. (2019). Ten Considerations for Inquiry-Based Learning. Online Searcher, 43(1), 55–57. 

Dixon, J. A. (2017). First Impressions: LJ’s First Year Experience Survey. Library Journal, 142(8), 32–33. 

Fister, B. (2013, June 25). Tacit knowledge and the student researcher. Inside Higher Ed

Gilman, T. (2009, May 14). Not enough time in the library. The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Haffernan, K. (2020). Loaded questions: The Framework for Information Literacy through a DEI lens. College & Research Libraries News81(8), 382-386. 

McCartin, L.F., Evers, S., & Markowski, B. (2019). Student perceptions of information literacy skills and curriculum before and after completing a research assignment. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(3), 262-267.  

McInnis Bowers, C.V., Chew, B., Bowers, M.R., Ford, C.E., Smith, C., & Herrington, C. (2009). Interdisciplinary synergy: A partnership between business and library faculty and its effects on students' information literacy. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 14(2), 110-127. 

Najmabadi, S. (2017, March 3). Information literacy: It’s become a priority in an era of fake news. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Suggested Books

Information Literacy Instruction
Using Authentic Assessment in Information Literacy Programs
Teaching Information Literacy Reframed
Engaging First-Year Students in Meaningful Library Research
Information Literacy Instruction That Works, Second Edition
Information Literacy Collaborations That Work
Information Literacy Instruction Handbook
Information Literacy: One Key to Education