Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, all learning environments, and to all levels of education. The information literate person is able to recognize when information is needed, and, in an ethical manner, has the ability to locate, manage, evaluate, and use information for research, decision-making, and continued professional development. 

ALA/ACRLInformation Literacy Guidelines for Various Disciplines »

Assignment Ideas Fostering Information Literacy Skills

Practicum for Finding Related Sources using Bibliographies: Suggest these simple ideas to students intersted in practicing research skills. Find an article for a chosen topic and locat other resources using that article's bibliography. Read More »

Information Literacy Standards

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), in concert with Middle States, developed a set of performance standards, each comprised of multiple skills, that define an information literate college graduate. Read More »

Iona Worldcat

A new release of Iona Worldcat is available for preview, it will replace the existing version of the discovery tool in August.
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America's Historical Newspapers

Early American newspapers documented the daily life of many diverse communities. This collection offers 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 710 sources and focuses on the 18th and early 19th centuries across 23 states and the District of Columbia.

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The Digitized Ionian Archives

Originally published in 1941 as The Iona Pinnacle, The Ionian is a bi-monthly newspaper focused on events of interest to New Rochelle and the Iona community. Back issues cover 1941 through January 30, 2014.

The Digitized Ionian