The resources included on this page are designed to help staff develop and provide effective information literacy skills training.
There are a number of key stakeholders including: foundation students, undergraduate students, post graduate students, academic teaching staff, librarians and learning support advisers.
According to CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) guidelines, Information Literacy is defined as 'knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner'. This can be found at http://www.cilip.org.uk.
We will be following the standard UK Information Literacy model, devised by the Information Literacy Working Group of the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL). Details are available from the SCONUL website: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/
Resources for tutors
SKIL- Stanford’s Key to Information Literacy [note: this tutorial has not been updated since December 2009].
Information Literacy definitions and models/ Research / Case Studies
'A longitudinal study, conducting and analysing an online
information literacy test with 1st - 3rd year undergraduate students,
has been undertaken by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and James
Madison University, US. Details and documents to follow shortly....'
Activities for students to use independently
ASK: The Assignment Survival Kit [Created by Staffordshire University Library].