One of DeVry University’s goals is for its students to become information literate. "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 and Research Libraries, 2016). Due to the complex environment of rapid technological change and proliferating informational resources, individuals are increasingly faced with diverse, abundant information choices— in their academic endeavors, in their workplace environments, and in their personal lives. Information literacy enables individuals to extend investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning, critical thinking, and decision making.
This guide contains resources for students and faculty intended to assist in teaching and learning information literacy concepts.
Association of College and Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework