Thursday, May 19, 2005

Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology (DRAFT)

Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology (DRAFT). I notice that these are now up and available at the ACRL site. They appear in the May 2005 issue of C&RL News (Volume 66, No. 5).

From the site:

Based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, five standards and twenty-six performance indicators were developed. Each performance indicator is accompanied by one or more outcomes for assessing the progress toward information literacy of students of science and engineering or technology at all levels of higher education.

This document is intended to be a living document with future opportunities for input from the community and is published here for broad professional review of this initial version.

Information literacy competence and the purpose of information literacy competency standards are fully described in the ACRL document at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/standards.pdf. Our objective is a document that can be used by science and technology educators, in the context of their institution's mission, to help guide their information literacy-related instruction and to assess student progress.

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