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ACRL Information Literacy Standard 2


Information Literacy-Standard 2
Accessing needed information effectively and efficiently.
Contact: Dr. Monty L. McAdoo, Instructional Services Librarian (Room 231), 814-732-1070

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards, an information literate individual is one who:

1) Determines the nature and extent of the information needed
2) Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently
3) Evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system
4) Individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
5) Understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally

This page focuses on Standard #2. For more information on this standard and on information literacy, please visit the ACRL's Information Literacy Web site.


Finding Books Using PILOT This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of how to find books using PILOT.
Finding Articles This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of how to find articles and article citations using various electronic resources available via the library.
Call Numbers What do those numbers on the spine of a book mean? This link provides access to an outline of the Library of Congress classification scheme that we use to classify and arrange our books.
Classification Web Learn about the Library of Congress Classification scheme using this full-text resource.  Among other features, this searchable/interactive resource is updated daily and provides correlations between LC classification numbers and LC subject headings.

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