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Information Literacy at IUP

What Is Information Literacy?

“Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”

From American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report.(Chicago: American Library Association, 1989.)

The Charge to the IUP Information Literacy Taskforce

The creation of an ad hoc committee to examine information literacy and bring forward recommendations by the close of the year has been established. Using as a reference point “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education,” adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries, this task force will consider how we might assess the current skills of IUP students, establish a baseline level of competency for information literacy, and implement a training program. The study should take into account all levels of students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as faculty and appropriate staff and administrators. More generally, the committee might examine how to promote awareness of information literacy and foster commitment to it.

Product of the Information Literacy Think Tank, February 24, 2000.

Information Literacy Competency Standards

Examples of Information Literacy as Part of Nursing Curriculums


Tools for Information Literacy

What About Assessment?

Want to Know More?

Join the IUP Reflective Practice Information Literacy Group.

Read more about Information Literacy:

  • IUP Libraries
  • Stapleton Library, Room 203
    431 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2340
  • Fax: 724-357-4891

Stapleton Library Hours

Sunday: Open at 11:00 a.m.
Monday–Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Midnight to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Library Hours