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SLCC Information Literacy Toolkit: Home

This toolkit was developed to help faculty incorporate information literacy into their courses.

What You'll Find Here

This page provides access to many kinds of resources to make incorporating Information Literacy into your courses, classrooms, and curriculum easier.  But remember, if you ever have questions or requests, the librarians are here to help you.  These resources and additional information literacy support has been developed based upon faculty input and their recommendations can be found in the Information Literacy Action Plan.  You can find a detailed analysis of the the 2020 Information Literacy Intervention Analysis below as well.

Definition and Statement on Information Literacy

Information Literacy Definition

“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.”

ACRL – Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, February 2, 2015

 

SLCC Statement on Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome

Information literacy is a conceptual framework, collection of competency standards, and a set of abilities, which allow students to find, synthesize, assess, create, engage with, and cite information in a professional and ethical manner. Students will conceive that the research process is reflective and iterative, and they will understand how information is produced and valued.  The grounding for information literacy at Salt Lake Community College is rooted in the Framework for Information Literacy developed and adopted by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

 

ACRL Information Literacy Frames

  • Authority is Constructed and Contextual
  • Information Creation as a Process
  • Information Has Value
  • Research as Inquiry
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Searching as Strategic Exploration

The official Framework document can be found here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework 

 

SLCC Library Information Literacy Goals

The SLCC Library Services works to:

  • Ensure SLCC students achieve Information Literacy Learning Outcomes
  • Ensure faculty have the knowledge, skills, and resources to meet course, program, and pathway based Information Literacy Learning Outcomes
  • Improve student application of Information Literacy concepts in their assignments, courses, programs, and life
  • Develop Information Literacy as an integral part of the General Education Program

Library Liaisons

  • School of Applied Technologies and Technical Specialties - Zack Allred 801.957.4690
  • School of Arts, Communication, & Media - Keith Slade 801.957.3435
  • School of Business - Zack Allred 801.957.4690
  • School of Health Sciences - Michael Toy 801.957.6208
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences - Jamie Dwyer 801.957.4685
  • School of Science, Mathematics, & Engineering - Amy Scheelke 801.957.3851

Assistant Director for Instruction, Liaison, & Reference Services