Information Literacy Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will investigate differing viewpoints that they encounter in their strategic exploration of topics in order to be able to develop their own informed arguments or hypotheses.
  2. Students will gain insight and understanding about diverse sources of information in order to evaluate and use resources appropriately for their information needs.
  3. Students will identify the appropriate level of scholarship among publication types (scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, websites, etc.) in order to critically evaluate the usefulness of the information for their research need.
  4. Students will articulate the key elements in their research questions in order to develop and execute a search strategy.
  5. Students will share ideas responsibly in a variety of formats and contexts in order to recognize themselves as knowledge creators.
  6. Students will properly distinguish between their own ideas and the intellectual property of others in order to ethically use information and demonstrate academic integrity.

CC-BY-NC Developed in collaboration with the information literacy instructors in the Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton.

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