ODU LIBRARIES: Information Literacy and Research

Information Literacy Standards of the ACRL
(Associaton for College and Research Libraries)

Standard 1
Standard 2
Standard 3
Standard 4
Standard 5

Standard 4:
The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

Performance Indicators:

  1. The information literate student applies new and prior information to the planning and creation of a particular product or performance.
  2. The information literate student revises the development process for the product or performance.
  3. The information literate student communicates the product or performance effectively to others.

1. The information literate student applies new and prior information to the planning and creation of a particular product or performance.

Outcomes Include:

    A. Organizes the content in a manner that supports the purposes and format of the product or performance (e.g. outlines, drafts, storyboards)

    Practice:

    1. Students determine best methods for presenting information.

    B. Articulates knowledge and skills transferred from prior experiences to planning and creating the product or performance. 

    Practice:

    1. In a sequential developmental approach to curriculum student has various opportunities to demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills

C. Integrates the new and prior information, including quotations and paraphrasings, in a manner that supports the purposes of the product or performance.

    D. Manipulates digital text, images, and data, as needed, transferring them from their original locations and formats to a new context.

    Practice:

    1. Can copy and paste text and images into own product with proper citation.

2. The information literate student revises the development process for the product or performance.

Outcomes Include:

A. Maintains a journal or log of activities related to the information seeking, evaluating, and communicating process.

Practice:

  1. “Show your work” – incorporate into presentation.
  2. Demonstrate search process to class

    B. Reflects on past successes, failures, and alternative strategies.

    Practice:

    1. Final product includes student narrative of research experience.

3. The information literate student communicates the product or performance effectively to others.

Outcomes Include:

    A. Chooses a communication medium and format that best supports the purposes of the product or performance and the intended audience.

    Practice:

    1. Writes a summary of data sets/tables Can transfer graphical information to a sentence.

B. Uses a range of information technology applications in creating the product or performance.

Practice:

  1. Power point, word processing. List of references.

C. Incorporates principles of design and communication. 

Practice:

  1. Students display some understanding of design when creating a product that communicates the information.

D. Communicates clearly and with a style that supports the purposes of the intended audience.