Definition of 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.
English I/Composition Courses:
Upper Level and Graduate Courses:
In addition to identifying the level of each knowledge practice (according to St. Edward students' and university's needs), the librarians mapped each knowledge practice, as defined in the ACRL Framework, to a specific course or courses (based on the courses that they focus heavily on in their current instructional program). They also reorganized all of the knowledge practices across the threshold concepts into more specific topics and organized those topics into four overarching strands. By mapping knowledge practices to specific courses, and by organizing them into strands and topics, they created a vertical curriculum that scaffolds the threshold concepts across the four-year undergraduate experience. Mundy Library is in the beginning stages of implementing this curriculum, and they are tweaking it as they continue through the development process. At this point, the knowledge practices are being used as Learning Outcomes. (Brittney Johnson, Head of Library Instruction, Munday Library, St. Edward's University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704)