College students! You will develop information literacy superpowers through this guide and each time you conquer another college research assignment. Don't be afraid to learn more and to hone your superpowers with each opportunity!
According to the Association of College and Research Libraries' 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." In other words:
Can you find information that is appropriate to increase your knowledge and to create new information, including using information sources correctly and ethically?
|You need curiosity and the ability to ask great questions! As a hero of curiosity, you are excited about your topic, comfortable with gaps in your knowledge, and ready to learn.|
|You need strategic skills to search for information from many places! The power of strategy helps you understand the kind of information needed, where to look, and how to search for those resources.|
|Discernment to select information that is reliable and authoritative! When you use your power of discernment, you confidently recognize a good and relevant article, book, or web source.|
|You need to show respect for authors and institutions by using information correctly and ethically! You are an Information League hero when you incorporate your ideas and words with expert information and give proper credit to those experts.|