Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Geology

Last updated June 2018

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

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

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

Earth Science Literacy Initiative. 2010. Earth Science Literacy Principles Guide

The Geological Society of America. Accessed April 8.

National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Accessed April 8.

2. Related Research

“Beyond Google: strategies for developing information-literate Geoscience students.” 200.3. Various poster presentations at Geology Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. Accessed April 8.

Blake, Linda, and Tim Warner. 2011. “Seeing the Forest of Information for the Trees of Papers: An Information Literacy Case Study in a Geography/Geology Class.” Issues In Science & Technology Librarianship 64: 123-133.

DeChambeau, Aimee L. and Ira D. Sasowsky. 2003. “Using Information Literacy Standards to Improve Geoscience Courses.” Journal of Geoscience Education 51 (5): 490-495.

Savina, Mary E. 2001. “A Skills Matrix as a Geology Department Curriculum Planning Tool.” Paper presented at  the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 3-5.

Yocum, Patricia and Gretchen S. Almy. 1999.”Information Literacy in the Geosciences: Report of a Practical Inquiry.” Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the Geoscience Information Society 30: 15-22.

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