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Information Literacy for Seneca Faculty: Welcome



Welcome! This guide explains six threshold concepts in information literacy and how Seneca Libraries supports information literacy in the classroom. Contact your liaison librarian for more information about workshops or tutorials or go to the Information for Faculty page. 

DefinitionInformation Literacy is defined as a "set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." (ACRL 2016)

Information has Value

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Authority is constructed in a particular field and needs to be critically evaluated in that context. Learn more.

Information has Value

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Searching for information requires the use of multiple tools and evaluation of the results. Learn more.

Information has Value

Information Creation as Process

Research can be communicated in many formats. Learn more.

Information has Value

Scholarship as a Conversation

Scholarly conversations evolve and benefit from new insights, perspectives,and participants. Learn more.

Information has Value

Research as Inquiry

Research is iterative and depends upon asking new questions. Learn more.

Information has Value

Information Has Value

The creation and distribution of information are influenced by legal, social, and economic factors. Learn more.

Acknowledgements and References

Association of College and Research Libraries. (2016). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved from

Thanks to Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library for permission to use and adapt:
Campbell University Wiggins Memorial Library. Adopt a Common Language: Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved from

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