Standards and Guidelines From Ala & ACRL
An Information Literate Student...
The information literate student judges the type and amount of information needed for a specific purpose.
The information literate student designates the correct information retrieval tools (www or library databases) and designs effective and efficient search strategies for those tools.
Can Critically Evaluate
The information literate student peruses the amassed information for value and integrates this into his own knowledge base.
The information literate student examines and consolidates his and other researchers ideas in such a way that the end product is a new information entity.
Can Ethically & Legally Retrieve & Use Resources
The information literate student ethically and legally makes use of collected information and technolgy. The students understands the economic, social and legal ramifications of not doing so.
See Standards & Guidelines from the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries.