Information Literacy Links
AASL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for School Age Children
These are the Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning from "Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning".
Resources to help school libraries promote the school libraries, SLMs, reading and effective Internet use.
ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
These are the Five Standards, Performance Indicators and Outcomes from ACRL.
S.O.S. for Information Literacy Skills: A Virtual Idea Factory for Teaching Information Literacy Skills
This project of the Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University provides web-based multimedia resource for educators (K-12 and college).
What is Information Literacy? And why should I care?
A webpage for students written by Joyce Valenza.
NoodleTools: Information Literacy
Defines problem-solving process of Information Literacy, outlines students strategies, and lists skills developed.
November Learning: Information Literacy
Information Literacy Skills and concepts from November Learning Team with teaching ideas.
The National Forum on Information
This site provides definitions, blogs, support and resources.
Information Age Inquiry
Created by Danny Callison, Ed.D, and Annette Lamb, Ph.D. of IUPUI, this site contains definitions, resources, ideas, workshops and previous publications, and original works.
Information Literacy: Core (Modules for University of Idaho)
Inactive models that students can work through individual or in a group to better understand and use Information Literacy skills. (for high school or college students)
InfoSavvy: Presentation Handouts
Presentation handouts from workshops and seminars about various Information Literacy topics conducted by The InfoSavvy Group (led by Ian Jukes).
The Information Literacy Place
Wealth of ideas, links and resources (a perspective from the UK)
Information Literacy. ERIC Digest
Basic information about the concept and how it has developed.
Information Literacy Models, Tools and Tutorials
INFOhio DIALOGUE Model created by Drs. Carolyn Brodie and Greg Byerly
Five A's Model created by Ian Jukes (5A's on page 2 of pdf)
21st Century Information Fluency Project (Model)
A 5 question model for Digital Information Fluency (much like Information Literacy but specific to digital information).
Information Age Inquiry: Models
Summaries of various models.
Information Literacy Tutorial (Five Colleges of Ohio)
Divides the research process into three main activities: Getting Started, How to Find Information and Putting it together. (For high school or college students)
Library Research Roadmap (York University)
A tutorial and quiz for learning and understanding the research process. (For high school or college students)
Information Seeking Behavior: A Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Process Model with Instructional Tools
Each step links to another page to more fully explain and includes addition resources.
ICYouSee: T is for Thinking: A Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web
A tutorial to help students understand the special skills needed to find useful information on the Web (Ithatca College). Includes a quiz, four lesson plans and a six questions for evaluating information.
21st Century Information Fluency Project: Tutorials
Offers two types of tutorials: Search Challenges and MicroModules.
NoodleTools: Information Literacy Search Habits
Helps choose the best tools based on the type of search (information) needed.
NoodleTools: Information Literacy, An Overview of Design, Process and Outcomes
Includes the Building Blocks of Research. Scroll down to bottom of page.
The Boolean Machine
An interactive visual (tutorial) showing how three Boolean operators work. A great help for explaining the concept to younger children to limit or expand search techniques.
Kathy Shrock's Guide for Educators: Critical Evaluation Information
List guides for Elementary, Middle and High School students for a variety of sources and one in Spanish. Also includes a list of resources for evaluating information by the author and others.
Criteria for Evaluating a Web Resources
List five main considerations with questions to consider when evaluating web resource. Includes a link to pdf which can be filled out by students.
Quick - Quality Information Checklist
Lists 8 questions to help and guide students in their search for information.
Thinking about the Five W's of Web Site Evaluation
Using the Five W's, the question words all students know, they can evaluate information.
Information Age Inquiry: Resources
Offers an online class from IUPUI as well.
Information Literacy Studies
Student Learning Through Ohio School Libraries: The Ohio Research Study - Research Paper by Todd and Kuhlthau
Background, Methodology and Report Finding of Dr. Ross Todd and Dr. Carol Kuhlthau
Student Learning Through Ohio School Libraries: The Ohio Research Study - Overview, Result, History
Gives an overview, results and the history of the study plus additional links including the article "13,000 Kids Can't Be Wrong" that appeared in "School Library Journal" (Feb. 2004).
Report of the Delaware School Library Survey
Overview and Findings prepared by Dr. Ross Todd
The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement
Background, Methodology, and Report Findings of Keith Curry Lance
Pupil Success Firmly Linked to School Library Funding
Background, Methodology, and Report Findings of Dorothy Williams, Caroline Wavell and Louisa Coles