Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Library Science

Last updated April 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 Library Science.

1. Standards or Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

American Association of School Librarians. 2019. “ALA/AASL/CAEP School Librarian Preparation Standards.” American Library Association.

American Library Association. 2012. “Library Competencies.” American Library Association.

American Library Association Committee on Accreditation. 2015. “Accreditation Process, Policies and Procedures (AP3), Fourth Edition.” American Library Association.

American Library Association Committee on Accreditation. 2019. “Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies.” American Library Association.

Association of College & Research Libraries Standards Revision Task Force. 2016. “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” American Library Association.

2. Related Research

Andrea Wyman and Mushvig Imamverdiyev. 2018. “Global Trends and Transformations in Library Science Education.” Information and Learning Science 119 (3/4): 215-225.

Association of College and Research Libraries: Working Group on Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy. 2013. Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Derakhshan, Maryam, Mohammad Hassanzadeh, and Maryam Nazari. 2015. “Developing Information Literate Librarians: A Study of LIS Academics Pedagogical Approaches in the Development of Information Literacy Competencies.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (6): 777-785.

Encheva, Marina. 2016. “Teaching Information Literacy Courses in the Context of Library and Information Science Education in Bulgaria: Challenges and Innovative Approaches.” Journal of Library Administration 56 (5): 595-602.

Inskip, Charles. 2015. “Information Literacy in LIS Education: Exploring the Student View.Journal of Information Literacy 9 (2): 94-110.

Inskip, Charles. 2017. “Practitioner and LIS Student Perspectives on Information Literacy for Librarians.” Paper presented at ACRL 2017 Conference, At the Helm: Leading

Mbabu, Loyd G. 2009. “LIS Curricula Introducing Information Literacy Courses Alongside Instructional Classes.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 50 (3): 203-210.

Saunders, Laura, Serap Kurbanoglu, Joumana Boustany, Guleda Dogan, Peter Becker, Eliane Blumer, Sudatta Chowdhury, Milena Dobreva, Natalia Gendina, Ivana Hebrang Grgic, et al. 2015. “Information Behaviors and Information Literacy Skills of LIS Students: An International Perspective.” Journal of Education for Library & Information Science 56 (1): S80-S99.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Association of College & Research Libraries. 2019. “ACRL Framework Information Literacy Toolkit.” American Library Association.

Badke, William. 2016. “RES 502 – Research Strategies.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).

Brooks, Andrea. 2017. “Fact Checking Pro.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).

Gardner, Carolyn Caffrey. 2018. “Analyzing Search Engines: What Narrative is Told Through the Algorithm.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).

Liss, Ken. 2017. “Exploring the Scholarly Territory Using Library Resources.” CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments).