AUS defines information literacy as:
"... the ability to recognise when information is needed, and then to locate, evaluate, and use this information effectively, both in students' university careers and beyond".
Information Literacy is also known as “IL” or “Info. Lit.”.
The instructional mission of the AUS Library is to develop students’ information literacy competencies so that they can navigate the complex information landscape to improve their academic, professional, and lifelong education.
To fulfill this mission, the Information Literacy and instruction librarians will…
The AUS Library's Information Literacy Program defines 5 specific program outcomes correlating directly with the Association of College and Research Library's (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
The information literate student:
Each semester, WRI 102, ENG 203, 204 and 207 faculty schedule a time for the students and the IL librarian to meet. Typically, classes are held in either of the two electronic classrooms near the library IC. To complement the experience, students may be asked to work with additional resources such as i-learn.
The library also offers library sessions for classes in addition to the traditional writing courses. If you have a research project for your class, consult the librarians. We will work with you to design and deliver a library class targeted to meet the needs of your students.
The AUS Library uses a multipronged approach to assessment, in which various assessment techniques and methods are utilized prior to, during and following information literacy instruction. Assessment methods include, but are not limted to, the following methods:
Assessment of AUS IL classes is essential, as it allows librarians to:
The library also offers library sessions for classes in additional to the traditional writing courses. If you have a research project for your class, consult the librarians. We will work with you to design and deliver a library class targeted to meet the needs of your students.