Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Education

Last updated March 8, 2020

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Education.

Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

ACRL Education and Behavioral Science Section

EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee. “Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education“. College and Research Libraries News 72, no, 7 (2011) 420-436.
EBSS Education Librarian’s Toolkit

Related Research

Adams, Nancy E., Maureen A. Gaffney, and Valerie Lynn. 2016. “The Role of Evidence-Based Practice in Collaborations Between Academic Librarians and Education Faculty.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 16, no. 4: 697-720.

Brown, Susan, and Janice R. Walker. 2017. “Information Literacy Preparation of Pre-Service and Graduate Educators.” In Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration Across Disciplines edited by Barbara J. D’Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid and Janice R. Walker, 271-285. Fort Collins: WAC Clearinghouse.

Duke, Thomas Scott. 2009. “Preparing Information Literate Teachers: A Metasynthesis.” Library & Information Science Research 31, no. 4: 247-256.

Emmons, Mark, Elizabeth B. Keefe, Veronica M. Moore, Rebecca M. Sánchez, Michele M. Mals, and Teresa Y. Neely. 2009. “Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Prepare Teachers Who Can Bridge the Research-to-Practice Gap.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 49, no. 2: 140-50.

Floyd, Deborah M., Gloria Colvin, and Yasar Bodur. 2008. “A Faculty–Librarian Collaboration for Developing Information Literacy Skills Among Preservice Teachers.” Teaching and Teacher Education 24, no. 2: 368-376.

Godbey, Samantha, Susan Beth Wainscott, and Xan Goodman. 2017. Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. [Chapters 12, 16 and 24 are related to teacher education and information literacy]

Godbey, Samantha. 2018. “Testing Future Teachers: A Quantitative Exploration of Factors Impacting the Information Literacy of Teacher Education Students.” College & Research Libraries 79, no. 5: 611-623.

Johnson, Corey M., and Lorena O’English. 2004. “Information Literacy in Pre-Service Teacher Education: An Annotated Bibliography.Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 22, no. 1: 129-139.

Kovalik, Cindy, Mary Lee Jensen, Barbara Schloman, and Mary Tipton. 2010. “Information Literacy, Collaboration, and Teacher Education.Communications in Information Literacy 4, no. 2: 145-69.

Lee, Elizabeth A., Brenda Reed, and Corinne Laverty. 2012. “Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Information Literacy and Their Perceptions of the School Library Program.Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 31, 1: 3-22.

Ntuli, Esther, and Lydia Kyei-Blankson. 2016. “Improving K-12 Online Learning: Information Literacy Skills for Teacher Candidates.” International Journal of Information And Communication Technology Education 12, no. 3: 38-50.

Purcell, Sarah, and Rachel Barrell. 2014. “The Value of Collaboration: Raising Confidence and Skills in Information Literacy with First Year Initial Teacher Education Students.” Journal of Information Literacy 8, no. 2: 56-70.

Seely, Sara Robertson, Sara Winstead Fry, and Margie Ruppel. 2011. “Information Literacy Follow-Through: Enhancing Preservice Teachers’ Information Evaluation Skills Through Formative Assessment.” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 30, no. 2: 72-84.

Smith, Jorden K. 2013. “Secondary Teachers and Information Literacy (IL): Teacher Understanding and Perceptions of IL in the Classroom.” Library & Information Science Research 35, no. 3: 216-222.

Adaptable Instructional Materials

Education-specific resources in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox

Education-specific resources from PRIMO
(Peer-reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database)

Education-specific resources from Project CORA
(Community of Online Research Assignments)