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Guidelines for discipline specific information literacy competencies

Standardized guidlines for measuring information literacy in a variety of academic disciplines can be found on the websites for the American Libraries Association (ALA) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Links to some guidlines related to academic departments here at Iona College are listed below:

General:

Guidelines for information literacy in higher education. Developed by the ACRL Standards Committee and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, January 2000: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education »

Anthropology and Sociology:

Guidlines for information literacy in Anthropology and Sociology. Developed by the ACRL/ALA Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) Instruction and Information Literacy Committee Task Force on IL Standards and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, January 2008: Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students »

Chemistry:

Information Competencies for Chemistry: The Special Libraries Association, Chemistry Division and the American Chemical Society, Chemical Information Division have created a document that may be useful for those in other scientific disciplines.

Education:

Information 
Literacy 
Standards
 for 
Teacher 
Education
: EBSS
 Instruction
 for
 Educators
 Committee
 2006/2007
 - 
2010/2011

English:

Developed by the ACRL Literatures in English Section. Last revised and approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2007: Research Competency Guidelines for Literatures in English

History:

Information Literacy Guidelines and Competencies for Undergraduate History Students

Journalism:

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism
Students and Professionals

Psychology:

Developed by the ACRL Psychology Information Literacy Standards Taskforce, members of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology of the American Psychological Association and members of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) of ACRL. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2010: Psychology Information Literacy Standards

Political Science:

Developed by the Law & Political Science Section of ACRL, these guidlines intend to illustrate the application of information literacy standards to research in political science and related disciplines, including public administration, law, criminal justice and civic education. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, July 2008: Political Science Research Competency Guidelines

Science:

Developed by the ACRL/ALA Science and Technology (STS) Task Force on Information Literacy for Science and Technology. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2006: Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology


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