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Information Literacy: About Information Literacy

Please Note

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has recently adopted the newly developed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015).  The Framework seeks to address some of the limitations of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000) and offers a revised and expanded definition of information literacy:

“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.” 

The Mount A Libraries Information Literacy pages will soon be revised to reflect the transition from the ACRL Standards to the new Framework.

Stay tuned. 

What Is Information Literacy?

In a Nutshell

Information literacy describes the abilities to find, evaluate, and use information effectively, ethically, and legally. The Mount Allison librarians strive to help students improve their information literacy skills so that whatever their need -- writing academic papers, seeking out health information online, preparing a report for their workplace -- they can respond to it confidently and competently.

For more information, please contact your subject librarian (see the list at right).

Subject Librarians

Anita Cannon | 364-2572
Commerce, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, German, Government Information, Languages & Linguistics, Law

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Sciences and Data

Laura Landon | 364-3569
Sociology

Anne LePage | 364-2691
Anthropology, Spanish Literature

Jeff Lilburn | 364-2237
Drama, English, and French Literature

David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563
Archives

Elizabeth Millar | 364-2386
Canadian Studies, History, Military & Naval Sciences, Politics & International Relations, Rare Books & Special Collections, Women's & Gender Studies

Laura Snyder | 364-2214 / 2561
Classics, Education, Fine Arts, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Want to know more about the Library of Congress Classification System? See the Understanding Call Numbers section of the Research Tips page.