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Information Literacy: IL Assignments & Modules

Introduction to the ACRL Information Literacy support provided by the Albright Library.

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Albright College is committed to maintaining the highest standards of information literacy and creative thinking in both its curriculum and its campus culture. The Albright College Gingrich Library provides comprehensive information literacy modules and works diligently with faculty to intergrate the standards set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Mission Statement

Assignments -- Asignments, IL Modules and IL tutorials 

ACRL Framework--The new ACRL Framework that replaces the standards

The Old Standards- the ACRL division of the American Library Association has set the highest standards for College and University level Information Literacy. These standards have since been rescinded and replaced with the ACRL Framework.

Getting Assistance -- Who to contact to get assistance.

Freshman Information Literacy Modules

The Gingrich Library Information Literacy Core Competencies learning modules are aimed at providing a comprehensive foundation for information literacy skills for Albright students at all levels. Utilizing a variety of methods addressing various learning styles (visual, audio, and kinesthetic) and sensitive to Bloom’s educational taxonomy, the modules simultaneously teach essential skills and satisfy the IL requirements outlined by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Each module also addresses one of the standard IL goals of Locating, Assessing, or Using resources.

Comprehension and grading

Brief grading Rubrics are included for the general freshman modules. A pre and post-test survey is being developed and will be administered before and after each module to determine if comprehension of the lessons has been achieved. This survey will be a subjective assessment aimed at guiding instructional goals and adjustments and will be delivered as either a paper survey or as a Turning Point clicker presentation.

Assignment-focused instruction

Faculty are encouraged to work with librarians to develop assignment specific information literacy training sessions. Numerous studies have shown that assignment –based IL initiatives are far more successful that the traditional, broad based bibliographic instruction (BI) session, and result in greater comprehension, assimilation, and long-term retention of IL skills by the students.



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Lindsay Sakmann
Instructional Services &Outreach Librarian

Room: M-06

(610) 921-7212