Goal: Students will make effective use of library and other information resources in order to participate as knowledgeable, responsible members within their disciplines and society.
Introductory information literacy is found in those courses in which the basics of information-seeking must be introduced in order to accomplish beginner-level research projects.
Introductory information literacy outcomes are officially addressed as part of Wartburg’s curriculum in the following Essential Education Courses:
Developing information literacy is found in courses that can be identified by their introduction to and requirement of major investment in discipline-specific resources. Complexity in search strategy, complexity in evaluation, and application of tools of evaluation are explored. Developing level courses could be anywhere from 100 to 400-level courses; the identification is left to the discretion of librarians and professors.
Proficiency in information literacy skills and concepts is discipline-specific, just as developing skills are. Application of and complexity in evaluation play a major role at this level. New material focuses on introduction to lifetime information literacy. Proficient information literacy students address the application of the ethical use of information at a real-world level. Courses at the proficient level are most often those labeled “Capstone” or “Senior Seminar.”