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SLCC Information Literacy Toolkit

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

Note on Reflection Prompts

The Reflection Prompts document on the right of this page contains a list of questions which can be used as signature assignment reflection prompts or as stand alone reflection prompts to encourage students to reflect on the research process, what they accomplished, or how they would change if they were do the assignment again.  The prompts provided are merely suggestive examples focusing on information literacy and the research process.

The prompts focus and are collected around six sets of skills which help lead to some of the threshold concepts of information literacy, they are as follows:

  • Students will identify sources with an appropriate level of authority based on information need and/or describe determinants of or issues around authority.
  • Students develop an understanding of the personal or disciplinary information creation process, and recognizes the capabilities and constraints of information based upon format, audience, or purpose.
  • Students cite and attributes the ideas of others using a consistent format throughout.
  • Students determines an appropriate scope of research needed, explains how their understanding of a topic ha evolved and draws logical conclusions based upon the research.
  • Students identify and evaluate the contributions of others while adding their own thoughts to the multiple evolving perspectives in a discipline.
  • Students create appropriate search strategies in a persistent and flexible approach to the iterative information search process.

Reflection Prompt Samples

6 Frames of Information Literacy

Below are the 6 Frames of Information Literacy around which the threshold concepts, competencies, and skills are based.

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

These Frames are taken from the Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.