Information Literacy

What is information literacy?

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. (American Library Association).

The librarians at Georgian Court are committed to information literacy instruction which enables our students to become life-long learners. To that end, we offer class instruction, faculty workshops, one-on-one assistance at the reference desk or by appointment with a subject librarian.

Information Literacy Tutorial

GCU Searchpath --- The new online information literacy tutorial based on Western Michigan Universities Searchpath Tutorial. Searchpath will help students learn to research and critically evaluate information sources.

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

For more information about information literacy standards, please see Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and "Learning Goals Across Academic Levels" excerpted by permission from Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum. Philadelphia, PA: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2003, p.11.

GCU Information Literacy Group

All Georgian Court students and faculty are automatically enrolled in the Information Literacy Group in Angel. Choose from a broad listing of subject headings; then choose the appropriate document within that subject.

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