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Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?


Augustana students lie in the snow to spell out "Information Literacy."


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.*

Information Literacy at the Augustana Campus

The Augustana Campus Library is dedicated to Augustana's mission of providing high quality education in the undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. To support this mission, the library has made information literacy instruction its highest priority. The Augustana Library's method of working with faculty to incorporate information literacy in their courses and programs is outlined in the Augustana Plan for the Integration of Information Literacy (APIIL) guide. In developing this plan, Augustana's librarians have been guided by the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2015). The framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions. The six concepts that anchor the frames are presented alphabetically: