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
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
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).
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.
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
The Digital Divide’s New Frontier–Report by the Children’s Partnership, 2000
Teaching Information Literacy for Life: Address the Issues – Sharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP 2013
Information Literacy: Research, Policy, and Practice – Sharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP 2013
Lifelong Learning: Whose Responsibility is it? – Lana W. Jackman, PhD and Credo Reference 2012
Together: State Operated Programs of Virginia – Lana W. Jackman, PhD 2012
From School to Workforce: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving Skills – Lana W. Jackman, PhD and Libraries Thriving 2011
Who is Teaching Information Literacy Competencies? Perspectives of Purdue Faculty – Sharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP 2011
Primary Sources, Information Literacy, and Academic Support – Lana W. Jackman, PhD 2011
Institutionalizing Information Literacy – Sharon Weiner, EdD, MLS, AHIP 2011
Moving the Needle: “Making a noticeable difference.” - Lana W. Jackman, PhD 2009
Information Literacy and the Workforce – Sharon 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 (http://trails-informationliteracy.wikispaces.com)