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Why should students be "information literate"?
The authors of "Generation Z Goes to College" point out that today's young researchers have access to more user-generated and self-published information than did previous generations, and they need to know how to tell good information from bad. "Requiring library training ... that focuses on effectively researching and properly citing information can help ensure all students have a foundational knowledge of information literacy." 
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.
Updated June 2017
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.
ncLibraries works with faculty to enhance the information literacy competencies of Niagara College students through:
Not sure about Information Literacy? Here's a definition.
ncLibraries 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 contact:
Manager, Library & Learning Commons
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!