This online resource is designed to raise awareness about information literacy at Concordia while providing useful ideas to successfully integrate information research within your courses and assignments.
This is a new and growing resource. If you have comments or suggestions, please contact the Libraries.
Information literacy is the set of learning and critical thinking skills necessary to access, evaluate and use information effectively. It means knowing when a book may be more helpful than a computer, it means asking questions, it means understanding that information is different than knowledge. Read more...
Consult the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about information literacy and to get answers to such questions as:
In January 2005, the Libraries adopted a Position Statement on Information Literacy that outlines our commitment to improving students' skills and knowledge as it relates to information research.
In addition, the Position Statement also lists Information Literacy Competencies that students should develop throughout their studies.
Library instruction is one of many methods that can be used as a starting point for addressing information literacy. It can take many forms:
Learn how to design or redesign an information research assignment in order to encourage students to actively seek and retrieve information, to assess this information critically and apply it in thought-provoking and challenging ways.
Designing meaningful library assignments is a helpful guide that discusses:
The following are selected resources that provide further information for faculty members:
For more information, please contact the Libraries.