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Information Literacy & Fake News

"Fake news" is a hot topic these days and learning to discern the real news goes hand in hand with information literacy.

AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

"Information literacy has progressed from the simple definition of using reference resources to find information. Multiple literacies, including digital, visual, textual, and technological, have now joined information literacy as crucial skills for this century."

See the standards document here with "Standard 1:  Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge" beginning on the 4th page.

ACRL's Information Literacy toolkit

"Maintained by the Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee, these resources will help you advocate for, develop, and apply information literacy programming, to enhance teaching, learning, and research in the higher education community."  

ACRL & AASL Toolkit

"ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee maintains this web page in order to curate strategies, resources, and examples that may lead to strengthened relationships between educators across the PK-20 spectrum."

Beyond Proficiency @ your library - Kentucky Department of Education

"Beyond Proficiency @ your library® is a web-based tool to guide Kentucky school media librarians, school administrators and SBDM councils in creating and maintaining effective library media programs for the 21st century. This set of guidelines from the Kentucky Department of Education aligns with national library standards and provides a framework for the effective management of a quality school library media program."  Includes standards on multiple literacies and inquiry-based learning.  

Information Literacy: Unlocking the framework

Book reviews and recommended reading list on information literacy from American Libraries magazine, by Karen Muller.  

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