Skip to Main Content

Augustana Plan for the Integration of Information Literacy (APIIL)

Background and Context

This guide provides information about library instruction at Augustana and resources for integrating information literacy into Augustana’s curriculum, using concepts from the Association of College & Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. According to the Framework, "Information literacy is the 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."

You can use this guide to:

Library Instruction at Augustana

Librarians can collaborate with faculty to teach students information literacy concepts. Some possibilities for collaboration include:

  • Developing or updating an assignment that incorporates information literacy skills.
  • A librarian teaching one or more information literacy instruction sessions for your class.
  • A librarian providing you with information or materials that will help you support your students' information literacy.

Please use the Library Instruction Request Form to request instruction for your course, or contact Kara Blizzard to discuss possibilities.

Faculty are required to be present for library instruction sessions because:

  • It allows the course instructor to know what students learn during the session.
  • Students engage more with the instruction when they know it is integral to their course.
  • The course instructor can address questions regarding course assignment(s) that accompany the instruction.
  • Faculty often report that they learned something new about library research and information literacy by being present for library instruction.