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Bridges to the Future: Teaching Information Literacy Across Standards, Institutions, and the Workforce, (2014) by Janet Anderson-Story, Mirah Dow, Cynthia Kane, and Carmain Ternes

Information Literacy Advisory Group of  Oregon (ILAGO) – “Information Literacy Evidence Based Bibliography”, 2014

“Strategizing for Public Policy: The Information Literacy State Proclamation Project” by Sharon A. Weiner, Lana W. Jackman, and Emily Prause, Public Services Quarterly Vol. 9, Iss. 4, 2013

High-Impact Educational Practices: An Exploration of the Role of Information Literacy, by Catherine Fraser Riehle & Sharon A. Weiner (2013). College & Undergraduate Libraries,
20:2, 127-143, DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2013.789658

CUNY’s Critical Thinking Skills Initiative:  Redesigning workforce education through information literacy learning (2013), by Irene Gashurov and Ann Matsuuchi

“Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College,” Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy Research Report, 2013

European Conference on Information Literacy (ENCIL) Preliminary Workshop Schedule, October 22-25, 2013,Military Museum Congress Centre, Harbiye, Instanbul 

Hart Research Associates Employer Survey – It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success 2013

The New Media Consortium Annual Horizon Report  2013  Higher Education Edition

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources  Summer 2013 Update

Health Literacy: A National Responsibility—Our Brothers’ Keeper, by Lana W. Jackman,College and Undergraduate Libraries,Volume 20, Issue 1, 2013

American Library Association Digital Literacy Report 2013

At-Risk Students and Information Literacy : Assessing and Teaching the Skills Needed for College Success

The Role of Higher Education in Career Development: Employer Perceptions, 2012 National Research Council: Education for Life and Work:Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century, 2012

Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace, 2012,  Alison J. Head

Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce  

The Report of the 21st Century Literacy Summit 2010 Horizon Report Preview Training-the-Trainers in Information Literacy (TTT) Workshops Project, Final Report to UNESCO

Information Education Strategy at Universities in the Czech Republic: Reference Document of the Association of Libraries of Czech Universities Prague, 2008

UNESCO Information Literacy Training the Trainers (TTT) Workshop 2008-2009 Series

The Australian non-profit sector and the challenge of ICT, by Tom Denison, Larry Stillman, and Graeme Johanson. First Monday vol. 12, no. 2 (February 2007).

Information searches that solve problems: How people use the internet, libraries, and government agencies when they need help, 2007.

Improving Achievement Through School Libraries,  July 2006.

Ensuring the Net Generation Is Net Savvy, by George Lorenzo and Charles Dziuban; edited by Diana G. Oblinger. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Paper 2: 2006. September 2006.

2006 Information Literacy Summit public report [pdf]; 2006 Information Literacy Summit report for attendees [pdf]; 2006 ICT Literacy Assessment Preliminary Findings [60 KB PDF]

Information Literacy in the Classroom: Secondary School Teachers’ Conceptions, by Dorothy A. Williams and Caroline Wavell.

The Improving Literacy through School Libraries Evaluation, Final Report, 2005.

The Consequences of Global Educational Expansion: Social Science Perspectives, by Emily Hannum and Claudia Buchmann

New Technologies for Literacy and Adult Education: A Global Perspective, Daniel A. Wagner and Robert Kozma

The Civic Mission of Schools–A report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and CIRCLE

Education for All: An Unfinished Revolution, by David E. Bloom and Joel E. Cohen (from Daedalus, Summer 2002).

A Comprehensive Assessment of Public Information Dissemination–NCLIS report to the U.S. Congress, 2001

International Dialog on Information Literacy Proposal–2000

The Pacific Bell/UCLA Initiative for 21st Century Literacies–2000

The Digital Divide’s New Frontier–Report by the Children’s Partnership, 2000

Progress Report on Information Literacy–1998

American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report–1989


 Teaching Information Literacy for Life: Address the IssuesSharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP 2013 

Information Literacy: Research, Policy, and PracticeSharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP  2013 

Lifelong Learning: Whose Responsibility is it?Lana W. Jackman, PhD and Credo Reference 2012 

Information Literacy Proclamation ProjectSharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP 2012  Moving Forward

Together: State Operated Programs of VirginiaLana W. Jackman, PhD 2012 

From School to Workforce: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving SkillsLana W. Jackman, PhD and Libraries Thriving 2011 

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources K-16 College and Career Readiness Instructional Strategies Professional Development WorkshopLana W. Jackman, PhD  2011 

Who is Teaching Information Literacy Competencies? Perspectives of Purdue FacultySharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP  2011 

Primary Sources, Information Literacy, and Academic SupportLana W. Jackman, PhD 2011 

Institutionalizing Information LiteracySharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP 2011 

Moving the Needle: “Making a noticeable difference.Lana W. Jackman, PhD 2009 

National Forum on Information Literacy 20th Anniversary Celebration 1989-2009  2009 

National Forum on Information Literacy 20th Anniversary Celebration Annual Meeting 2008  

National Forum on Information Literacy: Advocacy in ActionLana W. Jackman, PhD 2007 

Information Literacy and the WorkforceSharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP


Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning–Presented by Abdelaziz Abid, UNESCO, at the World Library and Information Congress: 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, 22-27 August 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Information Literacy: The Second Stage (Word Document)–Presented by Christopher Burns at the January 25, 2002 Forum Meeting. Burns addresses the topic of why leaders–despite having ample information available to them often make costly mistakes.

What Librarians Can Learn from Librarian Educators: Information Literacy, a Key Connector for Libraries–Presented by Ken Haycock, 2001

Information Literacy: The Key Competency for the 21st Century–Presented by Dr. Alan Bundy, University Librarian, University of South Australia. Presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Technological University Libraries, Pretoria South Africa, June 1998.


Information Literacy Program at the Robert W. Woodruff Library (RWWL) of the Atlanta University Center (February 7, 2006 press release; 72 KB Word doc) “The Robert W. Woodruff Library (RWWL) of the Atlanta University Center has been awarded a $90,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a comprehensive information literacy program for the faculty and students of its member institutions-Clark-Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College.”

Prince George’s County Information Commons   Maryland’s Prince George’s County created an “Information Commons”, which is a d emocratic, participatory, voluntary association that produces Websites, email discussions, databases, digital maps, streaming or broadcast videos, tutoring services, Internet access, free software, and/or local policy initiatives in service to its community.

Information Literacy Assessments

Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges (NILRC) Targeting first year at-risk students attending community college, the information literacy toolkit contains an assessment module compatible with assessing the information literacy skill level of any adult learner, from high school to post-graduate.  The NILCR toolkit was designed specifically to assist teachers, faculty, and librarians to work collaboratively together to integrate information literacy philosophy and practices throughout the curriculum. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges, the NILRC toolkit is free for use by the general public.

Project Sails “Project SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills), founded in 2001, offers an instrument for the standardized assessment of information literacy skills, based on ACRL standards. The SAILS assessment was designed to provide data through pre and post testing for both individuals and groups of students, satisfy accreditation requirements, test information literacy skills as part of a college/university course, and to allow academic librarians and faculty cater class instruction to focus on identified “weak” areas of information literacy.

Project SAILS creates a benchmark for the information literacy skills of your students through pre testing, provides detailed data to identify the weak areas of your students, and clearly illustrates student progress through post testing. The SAILS assessment has also been designed with faculty and library staff in mind! The test is administered online, can be completed during a single class period, no additional programming/software required, and costs only $4/student with no additional fees.”

Trails based on the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and those from the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Trails is a Web-based information literacy assessment tool designed specifically based on the academic standards of the 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. So far, over 1,000,000 students have taken the Trails information literacy assessment.  For detail information on the Trails information literacy assessment tool, please visit the TRAILS wiki (

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