• THE NINE INFORMATION LITERACY STANDARDS FOR STUDENT LEARNING


    INFORMATION LITERACY

    Standard 1    
    The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.

    Standard 2     The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.

    Standard 3     The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.


    INDEPENDENT LEARNING

    Standard 4    
    The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information
                            related to personal interests.

    Standard 5     The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature
                            and other creative expressions of information.

    Standard 6     The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature
                            and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.


    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    Standard 7    
    The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information
                            literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.

    Standard 8     The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information
                            literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

    Standard 9     The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information
                            literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information


    (Source:  Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning.  American Library Association, Chicago, IL, 1998.)