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Information Literacy Instruction: Information Literacy Program

Auburn University Libraries' Information Literacy Program

Mission and Core Values

The Information Literacy program's mission is

  • to promote student success by providing teaching faculty with information literacy instruction support. 
  • to advance the university's general education student learning outcome for information literacy (SLO A).

The program's core values are: 

  • Adherence to the Association of College & Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Integration of information literacy instruction at appropriate points throughout the disciplinary and first-year curriculum
  • Use of best practices in teaching, both in-person and online
  • Meaningful collaborations with disciplinary faculty and relevant units
  • Assessment of student learning 

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for the Information Literacy program align with the university's General Education student learning outcome for information literacy.   

SLO aStudents will locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.

SLO a sub-outcomes (modeled from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education):

  • Students will identify relevant sources for specific information needs and use appropriate search tools and search strategies to access the needed information.
  • Students will recognize research and inquiry as iterative processes and recognize the contributions of scholarly communication and other information sharing networks to the creation of new knowledge
  • Students will apply their knowledge of the capabilities and constraints of information developed through various creation processes when assessing the alignment of information products and information needs and apply knowledge of the constructed and contextual nature of authority when evaluating the credibility of claims
  • Students will  recognize that information possesses value and that legal, social, and economic factors influence information production, dissemination, and access and deploy this understanding to make informed and ethical decisions about how they access and use information.


Auburn University Libraries’ Information Literacy Program will help students to become information literate. Information literacy is the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.