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Information Literacy: Information Literacy

The purpose of this guide is to provide information on information literacy programming at Copley Library. For more information, see the instruction page of our website:


What is Information Literacy?

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) defines information literacy as "The ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand" as adopted from the National Forum on Information Literacy.

Association of American Colleges and Universities. (2013). Information Literacy VALUE Rubric. Washington: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Critical Thinking/Information Literacy (CTIL) at USD

Critical Thinking and Information Literacy is currently embedded in the Explorations area of the undergraduate Core Curriculum at USD under Historical Inquiry. 

The outcomes are listed on this page of the Core website. 

See this page for information on the future for CTIL in USD's Core.