Mission Statement

To help students become “wise information consumers” and lifelong learners, by developing in them the abilities to effectively find, evaluate and apply information.

As information technologies develop and transform the manner in which information is stored, accessed, managed, conveyed and retrieved, students must learn both to effectively use these innovations and to understand the possibilities and responsibilities associated with them. To become lifelong learners, students need practice and training in information retrieval methods, critical evaluation and application of information, and the ethical use of information and information technologies. Therefore, information literacy has recently become a primary focus of programming in higher education. Central to successful information literacy programming is the collaboration of campus administration, faculty, university librarians and technology staff.

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has published standards for information literacy outcomes that college and university graduates should demonstrate. To underscore the importance of the information literacy movement, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has included information literacy programming as a criterion for the accreditation of institutions in the region. 


Last Updated 2/11

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