Information literacy at Cabrini University equips students with the knowledge and dispositions to acquire, evaluate, use, and produce information critically, strategically, and ethically. Information literacy at Holy Spirit Library prepares students for academic success and supports them in becoming engaged citizens of the world, professional leaders, and lifelong learners.
Cabrini University Librarians recognize the Boyer Commission Report, Reinventing Undergraduate Education, which states that IL skills are best learned in situations where students are actively engaged in research or creative exploration to find answers. Courses that employ assignments in which problem solving and inquiry are a focus require IL skills.
What is information literacy?
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.
FINDING -- EVALUATING -- USING -- CREATING -- SHARING -- INFORMATION
"Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education", American Library Association, February 9, 2015. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework
Librarians collaborate with faculty to create and use technology to teach IL sessions. Often held in the Library’s ground floor IL lab, sessions engage students in using a variety of print and electronic information sources.