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According to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, "Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."
For further information on the ACRL Framework, see these excellent videos from the University of Cincinnati.
Embedding core information literacy concepts within your curriculum supports Niagara College's mission, "to provide outstanding applied education and training for a changing world." Information literacy education also helps students acquire the Essential Employability Skills defined by Ontario's Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, specifically regarding critical thinking & problem solving and information management.
The Libraries and Learning Commons works with faculty to enhance the information literacy competencies of Niagara College students through:
The Libraries and Learning Commons offers the following in-class sessions on request:
One-on-one consultations between students and library liaisons are also available by appointment, phone, e-mail, online chat, or drop-in inquiries at either campus library.
To book a session for your class, please fill out this Form or contact:
Library subject liaisons have created online research guides for each program to highlight relevant library resources and offer important tips to help students develop their academic skills.
Faculty feedback and suggestions are always welcome!