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"Information literacy is a survival skill in the information age."1 The ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively is an educational goal for every Appalachian State University graduate.
As an information literate person, an Appalachian graduate:
A. Understands library and information organization and how to find needed information.
B. Knows how to evaluate and use information.
C. Knows the primary body of literature in his/her discipline.
1. Breivik, Patricia & E. Gordon Gee. Information Literacy: Revolution in the Library. American Council on Education, 1989. Z675 .U5 B816
2. Doyle, Christina S. Outcome Measures for Information Literacy within the National Education Goals of 1990. Final Report to National Forum on Information Literacy. Summary . 1992. ED 351 033
3. Isbell, Dennis & Carol B. Hammond. "Information Literacy Competencies." (at Arizona State University West). College & Research Library News No. 6 (June 1993): 325-27.
4. Ochs, Mary, et al. Assessing the Value of an Information Literacy Program . 1991. ED 340 385
5. "Model Statement o f Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction." (adopted 1989 by ACRL) College & Research Libraries News, May 1987, p. 256-60.
Library Instruction Plan [PDF]