Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Environmental Studies

Last updated May 2018

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 Environmental Studies.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). 2010. “Accreditation Guidelines

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). 2014. “Criteria for Accrediting Applied Science Programs.”

American Library Association. 2006. ALA/ACRL/STS Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology. “Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology.”

National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). (See: “Requirements for the Accreditation of Environmental Health Science and Protection Baccalaureate Programs”, 2016 and “EHAC Graduate Guidelines for Accreditation”, 2012)

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). “Environmental Literacy Framework.” 2011. (Note their use of “competencies, knowledge and dispositions” and the connections with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education).

2. Related Research

Berman, Elizabeth, Allison Level and Maribeth Slebodnik. 2011. “Information Literacy Across the Disciplines: Using the Science Information Literacy Wiki as a Collaborative Tool in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Science Librarianship.” Journal of Agricultural & Food Information 12, no. 1:58-64.

Blackburn, Heidi, and Ashlee Dere. 2016. “Changing the Scholarly Sources Landscape with Geomorphology Undergraduate Students.” Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship 83.

Dirrigl, Frank J., Jr., and Mark Noe. 2014. “The Student Writing Toolkit: Enhancing Undergraduate Teaching of Scientific Writing in the Biological Sciences.” Journal of Biological Education 48, no. 3: 163-171.

Jacklin, Marcie L., and Karen Bordonaro. 2008. “Drop-in Clinics for Environmental Studies Students.” The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research 3, no. 2: 1-7.

Moniz, Richard J., Joe Eshleman, David Jewell, Brian Mooney, and Christine Tran. 2010. “The Impact of Information Literacy-related Instruction in the Science Classroom: Clickers Versus Nonclickers.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 17, no. 4: 349-364.

Russo, Michael F., Sigrid Kelsey and Maud Walsh. 2008. “Online Integration of Information Literacy in an Environmental Management Systems Course.” In Understanding Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practices, edited by Robert Zheng and Sharmila Pixy Ferris, 242-253. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Association of College & Research Libraries. “ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox: Environmental Studies.”

Banta, Marlon. “Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reduction Plan.”

Massa, Laura. “Science in the Media.” Jan 5, 2017.

MERLOT Materials: Environment and Natural Resources.

Moran, Cristy. “Evaluating Internet Sources – Climate Change.