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Leading Students to Quality Sources in the Information Age

To accompany the CETL presentation by the same name, September 25, 2017

CETL/Rod Library Series

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) and Rod Library are co-sponsoring a series of faculty development sessions during 2017-18. Sessions are listed below.

Information Literacy

From the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

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.

From Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

The language of information


  • can be: scholarly, peer-reviewed, refereed, academic, news/popular...
  • are published in: news sources, magazines, periodicals, trade publications, journals, agency web sites...
  • are usually found via: library databases, Google Scholar, basic Google

Other problematic terminology

  • find an article published in your field
  • do research
  • fake news
  • sources, resources, tools
  • information

What else?