Research has shown that university students have difficulties with getting started on research assignments and determining the nature and scope of what is required of them (Head, 2013). Students at various educational levels from middle school to university also lack critical evaluation skills for assessing information found on the Internet (Stanford History Education Group, 2016).
This toolkit provides instructors with learning resources to help address some of these concerns.
For more information about how the library supports information literacy, visit our website.
"Information literate students understand that the world of information is complex. They think critically about information that they encounter, in any format, and are able to locate appropriate information for their context and need. They are ethical and intentional in their own creation of information. Their skills seamlessly transfer from one program and situation to another and create a foundation for lifelong learning" (Red Deer College Library).
This toolkit aims to provide instructors with learning resources based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the Library's Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes for Information Literacy Instruction.
The Framework outlines six core learning concepts which you will find listed on the left side of this page. Feel free to use or adapt any of these resources in your classroom.
For more information on integrating information literacy into your instruction, contact your librarian.