Information literacy is a way of defining, thinking about, and teaching the research process. Put simply, information literacy involves not only research skills but also problem-solving and critical thinking.
The USC Upstate Library Information Literacy Program supports the strategic initiative of creating career-relevant and accessible education through partnership with classroom faculty, educational support staff, and administrators. The Program supports the following Spartan Ready competencies:
(1) Communication; (2) Critical Thinking; and (3) Technology.
With increasing confidence, students will develop the following skills as they learn to search, read, think, and contribute in an engaged and iterative process.
o Select relevant keywords and synonyms from a broad topic.
o Assess the quantity, quality, and relevance of search results.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock – “Scaffolded Framework for Information Literacy Skills”
University of Colorado Colorado Springs – “Information Literacy Skills Progression for Undergraduate Students”
Last Updated:07/2022 (JS)