information literacy resources
This document defines IL as "identifying an information need, accessing needed information, evaluating, managing, and applying information, and understanding the legal, social, and ethical aspects of information use." The document gives a general overview of program structuring and implications for evaluation, human resources, and support structures (including instructional facilities, instructional support facilities, financial support, and support for continuing education, training, and development).
Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy That Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline. Association of College and Research Libraries, 2003.
This document traits (divided into 10 categories) that describe features in information literacy programs that are best practices. There are links throughout the document explaining more information.
Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians. Association of College & Research Libraries, Instruction Section, 2001.
The document lists competency standards for information literacy programs. Each competency standard lists performance indicators. Each performance indicator includes outcomes (discussed as goals and tasks within our course). This is an extremely thorough document. It includes an appendix summarizing competencies.
Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning: Standards and Indicators. American Association of School Librarians, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 1998.
This document is aimed at K-12 education, but many of the principles could be applicable to information literacy at the college level. The document provides guidelines for determining what "information literacy" means in terms of the student. This document also ahs general categories, broken-down into standards, broken-down into indicators.
Gradowki, Gail, Snavely, Loanne, and Dempsy, Paula, eds., Designs for Active Learning: A Sourcebook of Classroom Strategies for Information Education. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998.
Branch, Katherine, et al., eds. Sourcebook for Bibliographic Instruction. Chicago: American Librarian Association, Association of College & Research Libraries, Bibliographic Instruction Section, 1993.