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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).

Librarians & Archivist

Librarians & Archivist Fall 2020

Anita Cannon | 364-2572
On sabbatical leave July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Laura Landon | 939-2125
Commerce, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Government Information, Languages & Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology

Anne LePage | 364-2691
Anthropology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish Literature, Women's & Gender Studies

Jeff Lilburn | 364-2237
On sabbatical leave July 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020

David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563

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

Elizabeth Stregger | 364-2610
Data and Digital Services, Science Consultations (by appointment)

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