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Information Literacy for Faculty at Clermont

Overview of the Clermont College Library's information literacy and instruction program.

Information Literacy Development at Clermont College


Clermont College Library's Information Literacy Program seeks to promote the exploration of knowledge and supports students in becoming information literate people who value lifelong learning.

The program accomplishes this mission by developing instructional content that incorporates active learning concepts and Universal Design for Learning. Librarians partner with college departments and faculty to integrate information literacy concepts throughout the curriculum focusing on general education and first-year experience courses face-to-face, online, and hybrid instruction methods.

Definition of Information Literacy

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning."

(Association of College & Research Libraries, 2/2/15)

The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education provides six key concepts, or frames, central to information literacy. They are:

  • Authority is constructed and contextual
  • Information creation as a process
  • Information has value
  • Research as inquiry
  • Scholarship as conversation
  • Searching as strategic exploration

Discuss incorporation of these frames into your program, courses, and assignments with your liaison librarian.

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