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Ideas for helping students navigate the information ecosystem


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. -- from the Association for College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

At STLCC, information literacy is infused in a wide range of courses. Instruction librarians partner with discipline faculty to create learning opportunities through which our students may develop these abillities. And, our General Education Program includes a skill set called Managing Information. Many of the skills in this area can be mapped to concepts outlined in the Framework.

The ACRL Framework Concepts

For more information about knowledge practices and dispositions for each of the frames, click the links below.  

STLCC Managing Information Skills

Students will be able to:

Develop effective and comprehensive strategies to locate, retrieve, and /or construct information from various sources using appropriate technology. 

Evaluate information for its currency, usefulness, reliability, completeness, accuracy and relevance.

Organize and store information using methods appropriate to the scope and purpose of inquiry. 

Generate data from experiments, surveys and/or observation. 

Integrate research and collected data to support one’s purpose. 

Demonstrate understanding of ethical, legal, social and economic issues surrounding the use and collection of information and data. 

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000