The College adheres to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as written by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL):
“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.” Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association
See also: Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
The SC4 Library ENG 101 information literacy program will show students how to:
- Access the library’s e-resources 24/7 from any device with Internet access.
- Differentiate between magazine and scholarly journal articles.
- Use the library databases to find peer reviewed articles.
- Evaluate sources for quality, validity, and bias.
- Create advanced database and Internet searching strategies.
- Identify elements of a citation.
- Cite sources responsibly.
- Create a works cited page using RefWorks.
The library information literacy program also helps fulfill the Information Literacy General Education Competency Outcomes:
- Demonstrate technological competence to obtain information from data.
- Demonstrate how and where to search for reliable information.
- Demonstrate how to form conclusions based on reliable information.