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Information Literacy Assessment Center: Library Information Literacy Program @ PBSC

This guide is for in-house use and brings together documents to assess information literacy.

Library Information Literacy Program

American Association of Community Colleges recognizes information literacy as a core value of general education. Read the AACC position statement on information literacy. (2017)

Palm Beach State College recognizes information literacy as an institutional learning outcome.

Palm Beach State College Library Information Literacy Mission Statement (2012; amended 2016)

The Library Information Literacy Program at Palm Beach State College supports the instructional mission of the College and its General Education program. Information literacy is one of the College's general institutional learning outcomes and is rooted in "the ability to find, evaluate, organize, and use information". This definition is consistent with educational outcomes for the State of Florida and text from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2016).

The Library Information Literacy Program is an integrated, outcomes-based model of instruction that incorporates different forms of instruction at selective points in a student's academic career. The intent of the program is to achieve a tiered and coordinated approach to developing information literacy skills and a framework for lifelong learning. This approach incorporates information literacy and critical thinking with writing across the curriculum.

Specifically, the mission of the Library Information Literacy Program is to create an environment which:

  • Provides formal and informal instruction to individuals and classes and mentors research skill development in person and through distance learning
  • Offers students diverse learning opportunities in a variety of settings
  • Promotes the ethical use of library and information resources in all formats
  • Collaborates with colleagues from all departments and disciplines to integrate information literacy into academic programs
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of our methods and programs on an ongoing basis, while continually updating and reviewing our own knowledge and skills
  • Assesses a student's ability to locate, evaluate, organize, and use information through formal and information library and college-wide initiatives and measurements

PBCC Library Information Literacy Statement (2006)

PBCC Information Literacy Instruction Guidelines (2003)

American Library Association offers information literacy standards for student learning, resources for professional activities, and objectives for  information literacy instruction.

Information Literacy Tutorials, Course & Tools
Research Companion (ProQuest)
On Campus | Off Campus

ProQuest's new cloud-based information literacy solution, ProQuest® Research Companion, is a one-stop resource that guides high school, community college, and university students through research projects, helping them overcome typical barriers. Easy, intuitive, and informative, ProQuest Research Companion enables students to move through projects such as research papers efficiently, generating better research outcomes and reducing frustration.

Academic Library Research Tutorial (Palm Beach State College)

Faculty Resources for Information Literacy

Assessing Student Learning

Information Literacy Learning Outcomes @ Palm Beach State College (2019)

Information Literacy Assessment Rubric @ PBSC (2009)

Information Literacy Statement @ Palm Beach State College (2006)