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Provides resources and access to information literacy and its applications at Oglethorpe University


Welcome to the Library's Information Literacy Instruction Program for Oglethorpe University. The purpose of the program is to demonstrate the many ways information literacy can be incorporated into the academic program. The librarians welcome the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on ways to integrate information literacy into their specific courses.  

National Studies, Articles

ACRL Standards and Practices for Information Literacy

Project Information Literacy


Dalstrom, Eden. "The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012".


Bruce, Christine S. (2004). "Information Literacy as a Catalyst for Educational Change. A Background Paper". In Danaher, Patrick A. (Ed.) Lifelong Learning: Whose Responsibility and What Is Your Contribution?, the 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference, 13-16 June 2004, Yeppoon, Queensland.


Jarson, Jennifer. "Information Literacy and Higher Education: A Toolkit for Curricular Integration".

Gratch-Lindauer, Bonnie. "Information Literacy-Related Student Behaviors: Results from the NSSE Items".



Information Literacy and the Oglethorpe education?

Information literacy (IL) is an essential component of a liberal arts education. In support of the mission of Oglethorpe University, the IL program is designed to instruct and inform students in accessing, evaluating, and incorporating information effectively using a variety of resources and resource types relevant to a liberal arts and sciences education. Librarians provide instruction in developing skills in the areas of research including how to properly cite information, effectively evaluate online resources, and use a search strategy to identify peer-reviewed and scholarly resources. Librarians work with faculty to create customized research sessions in all disciplines.

"Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. An information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently    
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically    
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base    
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose    
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally." (ACRL website)

Explore a quick introduction to Information Literacy for Faculty and Administrators: