(see "People Logo")
the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence;
knowledge obtained from investigation, study, or instruction *
educated; cultured; having knowledge or competence *
an individual who is able to recognize when they are in need of information and who is able to locate, evaluate, and use this information effectively.
Information Literacy at Augustana Faculty
The Augustana Campus Library, dedicated to Augustana's mission that values teaching in the undergraduate liberal arts and sciences as its highest priority, has made information literacy instruction its highest priority. As such, the Library is guided by the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, as set by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), which state:
Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. An information literate individual is able to:
The Information Literacy program at Augustana includes an annual Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop, 21 discipline-specific Information Literacy credit courses, traditional Bibliographic Instruction sessions, ongoing assessment, professional presentations, a DVD, and awards for excellence in Information Literacy for both students and faculty.
The "People Logo" was created by an enthusiastic group of students who volunteered (under the direction of Head Librarian, Nancy Goebel) to lie in the snow to form the letters for the words in the logo.
*ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000)