Information Literacy as Defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Information literacy is a set of abilities enabling individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information"
Information Literacy for Faculty and Administrators
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Revised standards (4.7, 4.16, 4.19, 7.6, 7.10) specify that graduates successfully completing an undergraduate program should demonstrate competencies including the capability for continuing learning and the skills of information literacy
ACRL Information Literacy Standards and Performance Outcomes
The Five Standards: Performance Outcomes
1. The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
2. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
3. The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
4. The information literacy student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
5. The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.