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Librarian/Faculty Collaboration for Information Literacy

The Chesnutt Library Fellows Information Literacy Program
is designed as a collaborative effort between faculty and librarians that will focus on incorporating information literacy into classroom assignments.

Association of College and Research Libraries(ACRL) states: Collaboration is based on shared goals, a shared vision, and a climate of trust and respect. Each partner brings different strengths and perspectives to the relationship.
The teacher brings an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, attitudes and interests of the students, and of the content to be taught. The librarian adds a thorough knowledge of information literacy skills and methods to integrate them into the course, pedagogical knowledge for teaching these skills and an understanding of student’s frustration with the research process. 


    ACRL Information Literacy Standards

    ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education provides a set of standards as the framework to access the information literate individual.

    Standard One: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed. There are four performance indicators.

    Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed Information effectively and efficiently. There are five performance indicators

    Standard Three: The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system. There are seven performance indicators

    Standard Four: The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. There are three performance indicators.

    Standard Five: 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. There are three performance indicators.




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