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Faculty Library FAQ: Information Literacy

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Resources for Faculty on Information Literacy

Information Literacy @ Tyndale

The Tyndale library supports faculty in promoting information literacy at Tyndale. Integrating  information literacy concepts into the classroom is an important element of higher education.

What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is more than a rote set of skills. It is a critical habit of mind integral to disciplinary practice and inquiry. (Jastram, Leebaw & Tompkins, Situating Information Literacy within the Curriculum, 2014)

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." (ACRL Information Literacy Framework, 2016)


In 2016 the ACRL Information Literacy Framework was approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The framework includes six concepts:

Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
Information Creation as a Process
Information Has Value
Research as Inquiry
Scholarship as Conversation
Searching as Strategic Exploration

Speak to Librarian to find out how you can integrate these concepts into your teaching.

Where can I get information literacy ideas and outcomes?

Check out this great resource guide filled with idea and practical outcomes to integrate information literacy outcomes into classes.



Free Online Information Literacy Tutorial