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Resources for Faculty

This playlist has been compiled by the libraries' Information Literacy department to provide key resources about information literacy to get you started. If you have any questions or would like recommendations for further resources, please feel free to contact us.

Getting Started with College Research

If your students are just getting started with college research, this video lesson will teach them some of the key characteristics of this type of research as well as demonstrate how to search for peer-reviewed sources in a library database.


Joining the Scholarly Conversation

This self-paced video introduces students to the scholarly conversation, explains the common components of scholarly articles, and provides strategies for identifying and evaluating scholarly articles for their research. It accompanies the Scholarly Party worksheet.


Meet the Information Literacy Librarians

The Information Literacy Department is part of the University Libraries' Public Services Division. Read more about our role in the libraries and the concepts we teach.


Metaliteracy Badging System

The Metaliteracy Badging System offers students a chance to earn virtual badges to show off their learning by completing challenges and quests with metacognitive elements. Badges can be assigned for credit.


Teaching Information Literacy MOOC

This free, open course will help you learn more about what information literacy is and how to teach it effectively. No matter your discipline or field of study, if you are interested in helping students learn to interact with information confidently, this course is for you. 


The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

The ACRL Framework is the central defining document for information literacy, expanding on and deepening previous notions about what it means to be information literate. Featured concepts include “Information Has Value,” “Searching is Strategic Exploration,” and “Scholarship is a Conversation."


The Information Literacy User's Guide

This open online textbook was edited and authored primarily by librarians in our department. Each chapter covers a concept related to information literacy and includes an activity that can be used to assess students’ learning