Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

  • The Information Literacy Standards reinforce the relationship between school libraries and student learning.

    Category I: Information Literacy

    The student who is information literate...

    • Standard 1: ...accesses information efficiently and effectively.
    • Standard 2: ...evaluates information critically and competently.
    • Standard 3: ...uses information accurately and creatively.

    Category II: Independent Learning

    The student who is an independent learner is information literate and...

    • Standard 4: ...pursues information related to personal interests.          
    • Standard 5: ...appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
    • Standard 6: ...strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

    Category III: Social Responsibility

     The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and...

    • Standard 7: ...recognizes the importance of information to a demographic society.
    • Standard 8: ...practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
    • Standard 9: ...participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.