Sample Courses, Programs & Tutorials:
Universities and colleges around the world are contributing to a
rich and growing collection of information literacy initiatives. These
provide useful models for educational institutions seeking to develop
or enrich information literacy programs.
INFS 200: Information Seeking & Society in the Information Age
A three-credit course offered by Athabasca University.
University Library. Plagiarism Information
A collection of links to anti-plagiarism resources for AU faculty.
University. Information Competence Initiative
These documents from California State University identify project
goals, outline information competence skills by discipline, list assessment
This page presents the full range of information training opportunities
in the areas of academic skills, computing skills and library research
skills available to students at Griffith University. Links to Griffith's
online Library Research Tutorial, based on the six standards of an
information literate person defined in the Australian
and New Zealand Information Literacy Framework: Principles, Standards
and Practice (2004). A guest login is available.
for the Discipline of Black Studies
The University Library, California State University, Long Beach developed
this tutorial to prepare faculty at CSULB to address the information
literacy needs of students in the discipline of Black Studies.
Albright College offers this web-based training program for information
literacy, developed collaboratively by faculty and librarians.
Information Literacy Study
This course was developed as part of the 1997 SUNY (State University
of New York) Information Literacy Initiative.
A web-based tutorial developed by University of Massachusetts Amherst
UK. Information Literacy Unit
Includes strategies and objectives, help getting information literacy
into the OU curriculum, outcomes and links to OU resources. See also
Sense of Information in the Connected Age), a for-credit, 12-week
online course offered by the Library in conjunction with the Faculty
of Education and Language Studies. See also SAFARI
(Skills in Accessing, Finding, and Reviewing Information), an
Literacy Tutorial (TILT)
An interactive tutorial designed to teach research skills to undergraduate
students at UT System institutions. The UT system Digital Library makes
TILT available for download and customizing at other institutions through
an Open Publication License.
College. Information Literacy for Faculty
This page provides information about the Touro initiative. See also
the Touro guide to Creating
& evaluating effective library & web assignments.
California, Los Angeles. Bruin Success with less stress
University of Louisville.
Information Literacy Program
This tutorial provides students with information about intellectual
property, file sharing, documenting sources, and time management.
Provides information about the program, mission statement, outcomes,
plagiarism resources, tutorials and teaching materials.
Library. Information Literacy
Provides information about the information literacy program at the
University of Winnipeg, including a link to the Information Literacy
Much has been written about information literacy. The following materials
have been selected for their relevance to a higher education and distance
Anderson, J. (2006). The public sphere and discursive activities: Information literacy as sociopolitical skills. Journal of Documentation, 62(2), 213. Retrieved from http://0- proquest.umi.com.aupac.lib.athabascau.ca/pqdweb?did=1039933441&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=12302&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Association of College and Research Libraries. (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. Retrieved January 9, 2009 from: http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/standards.pdf
Association of College and Research Libraries. (2008). Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. Retrieved May 1, 2009 from http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/guidelinesdistancelearning.cfm
Buck, S., Islam, R., & Syrkin, D. (2006). Collaboration for distance information literacy instruction: Do current trends reflect best practices? Journal of Library Administration, 45(1), 63-79. doi:10.1300/J111v45n01̱04
Eisenberg, M. B., Lowe, C. A., & Spitzer, K. L. (2004). Information
literacy: Essential skills for the information age. 2nd edition.
Westport CT: Libraries Unlimited. ZA 3075 .E36 2004
Gavin, C. (2008). Teaching information literacy: A conceptual approach. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Green, R., & Bowser, M. (2006). Observations from the field: Sharing a literature review rubric. Journal of Library Administration, 45(1), 185-202. doi:10.1300/J111v45n01̱10
Jacobs, H., & Jacobs, D. (2009). Transforming the one-shot library session into pedagogical collaboration: Information literacy and the english composition class. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(1), 72. Retrieved from http://0-proquest.umi.com.aupac.lib.athabascau.ca/pqdweb?did=1869281581&Fmt=7&clientId=12302&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Kasowitz-Scheer, A. & Pasqualoni, M. (2002). Information literacy
instruction in higher education: Trends and issues. Retrieved
November 1, 2004, from http://www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/ed465375.html
Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (2003). Developing
research & communication skills. Guidelines for information literacy
in the curriculum. Philadelphia: Author.
Needham, G., Parker, J., & Baker, K. (2001). Skills for lifelong
learning at a distance: Information literacy at the Open University.
The New Review of Libraries and Lifelong Learning, 2, 67-77.
Raspa, D. & Ward, D. (2000). The collaborative imperative:
Librarians and faculty working together in the information universe.
Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. Z 675 .U5
Rockman, I. (Ed.). (2004). Integrating information literacy into
the higher education curriculum: Practical models for transformation.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ZA 3075 .I61 2004
Thompson, G. (2002). Information literacy accreditation mandates:
What they mean for faculty and librarians. Library Trends 51(2),
218-241. Retrieved November 1, 2004, from Academic
Search Premier database
ALA. American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information
Literacy. (1989). Final report. Retrieved November 1, 2004,
Association of College and Research Libraries. (2000). Information
literacy competency standards for higher education. Retrieved
November 1, 2004 from, http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/informationliteracycompetency.htm
Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (2002). Characteristics
of excellence in higher education: Eligibility requirements and standards
for accreditation. Philadelphia: Author. Retrieved November 1,
2004, from, http://intra.athabascau.ca/aumsai/characteristicsbook.pdf
Comments or questions related to this page, or requests for assistance
with information literacy projects, may be addressed to Elaine Fabbro,
Head, Information Literacy & Public Services, Library Services.
Phone: (780) 675-6819