What is information literacy?
Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning ( Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015).
Information Literacy in Your ClassroomThe Nimitz research librarians are experts in teaching critical thinking and research skills. We can:
- Teach information literacy instruction sessions in your class(es)
- Develop online research guides and tutorials
- Offer research consultations
- Help you design your own research assignments
Please get in touch with your subject specialist librarian to schedule an instruction session, or just to find out more. If you have general questions about our information literacy instruction program, please contact Maria Koshute, our English and Information Literacy Librarian.
USNA Learning Goals and Information Literacy
Information literacy /critical thinking is a priority at USNA. Both the Core Learning Outcomes and the Graduate Attributes make reference to this set of skills: