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Resource Guide for Literacy Tutors at Okanagan College

Information Literacy Defined

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)'s
efinition of Information Literacy

Resources at Okanagan College

To locate Okanagan College's books and media on information literacy, go to Okanagan College's library catalogue Voyager and search in the keyword field the phrase INFORMATION LITERACY.

"Librarians do GA GA"| Promoting the BIG 6

Librarians do GA GA    
"Under the direction of the [University of Washington] library, library and information science grad student Sarah Wachter, staff and students rewrote the lyrics of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" ... promoting The Big Six, a model for teaching literacy information skills."

The BIG 6 and Information Power

THE BIG-6 Website

Information Age Inquiry writes...Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz have been promoting their approaches to information processing for nearly 20 years. The Big6 is an information problem-solving approach developed by Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz. It is the most popular model for information skills [for K-12]. It includes the following steps:

Task definition                           Use of information
Information seeking strategies    Synthesis  
Location and access                 Evaluation 

Information Power Website
American Association of School Librarians Information Power


AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning
Standards for the 21st Century Learner
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
American Association of School Librarians Professional Tools

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.  pdf 

AASL/ACRL Task Force on the Educational Role of Libraries Blueprint for Collaboration
Blueprint for Collaboration   

International Society for Technology in Education.  ISTE.
National Educational Technology Standards

Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Information Literacy - UK

Library Association of Ireland. Working Group on Information Literacy

Education Scotland.  Transforming lives through learning.
Information and Critical Literacy

Learn how to identify, locate, evaluate, organise and effectively use information.

Welsh Information Literacy Project


IFLA International IL Resources Directory

Contest winner
The Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) has created the International IL Resource Directory as a database to record information literacy materials from different parts of the world, on behalf of UNESCO.


Info Literacy programs, initiatives, collaborations: US

California State University.
   Information Literacy

Colorado Department of Education. 
   Standards for Information Literacy

Kent State University. 
   Transitioning To College  
This set of five modules from Kent State University provides useful information about the differences between high school and college libraries as well as what to expect when doing college research.

Oregon State. 
   Undergraduate Information Literacy Competencies

   Information Literacy

University of Connecticut.
   Libraries: Instruction  
   Information Literacy Competencies

University of Maryland.
   Information Literacy Team

University of Washington.
   Project Information Literacy (PIL)
PIL is a National Research Study by the
Information School, University of Washington. This project aims at furthering the study of Information Literacy. PIL Progress Report is released, with the title "Finding Context: What Today's College Students Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age". 

Wactburg College. 
   Vogel Library Information Literacy

Wisconsin University.
   Library and Information Literacy Strategies

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