For Faculty: Information Literacy and Learning Outcomes

This page offers background on information literacy skills.

Learning Objectives For Your Course Syllabi

Consider adding this sentence below to your course syllabi if you offer research assignments in your courses:

SUNY General Education Learning Objective:

  • To use information management skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning.

This indicates your courses support the goals and objectives of SUNY Adirondack's information literacy program. Information literacy and personal computer use are included in the Information Management SUNY General Education Student Learning Outcomes. These outcomes are infused throughout the curriculum, taught in a wide range of courses. 

Information Management Learning Outcome:

• Students will understand and use basic research techniques.
• Students will locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
• Students will perform the basic operations of personal computer use.

Information Literacy Standards

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, adopted these guidelines in 2016, encouraging multimedia resources, emphasis on evaluation and more:

The Framework concepts are currently informally integrated throughout library research sessions:

Information Literacy Tutorial

To Learn More

Consult with instruction librarian Joyce Miller at any time for ideas on ways to incorporate information literacy.