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Information Literacy Center

LaGuardia's Story | Integration | Constructing Assignments | Video Tutorials
Past Symposia | Bibliography | Library Programs and Workshops

Information Literacy: LaGuardia's Story

According to the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), "Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information."

ACRL has five Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education:

ACRL also has an Information Literacy Best Practices Program, which includes a list of exemplary programs.

ACRL Information Literacy Best Practices Model Program logo

These standards are represented at LaGuardia in the Research and Information Literacy Core Competency. The rubric for that competency can be found here (PDF). Here are definitions of all of LaGuardia's Core Competencies.

Every ENG101 class visits the Library for a one-hour instruction class. Non-ENG101 faculty interested in a class can request one using this form. The Library also offers three credit-bearing classes, all of which help students to improve their information literacy.

Do you need help incorporating information literacy into your own course? Consider meeting with your library liaison. Your liaison can help you include information literacy standards into your assignments.

Integrating Information Literacy Into the Classroom

CUNY Resources


Copyright and Citation


Other Information Literacy Sites

Constructing Assignments

Video Tutorials

Past Library Information Literacy Symposia

Information Literacy Bibliography


Assigning Research

Student Skills

To get help with assignment design or to schedule a class presentation, contact your Library Liaison or Alexandra Rojas, Coordinator of Reference, at or 718-482-6020.

Compiled by Alexandra Rojas, September 2014