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Information Literacy and Library Instruction: Outcomes & Rubric

Information about the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library's Information Literacy and Instruction Programs and Services, scheduling instruction sessions for your courses, information literacy and research-based curriculum development, and more.

Information Literacy Plan

The library has developed an Information Literacy Plan to guide efforts in providing students with life-long skills in finding, evaluating, and using information.

Outcomes & Rubric

Download the complete set of outcomes and the assessment rubric, created in 2008 by a cross-discipline Information Literacy team.

An Information Literate Student is...

"Information literacy can be defined as the ability of a person to seek, find, evaluate and use information ethically to engage in lifelong learning." ~ Fitchburg State Rubric

Information Literacy is the ability to identify what information is needed, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information.

Fitchburg State Information Literacy Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Define their task in order to construct an information seeking strategy.
  2. Construct an information seeking strategy in order to identify and select resources.
  3. Identify and select resources in order to evaluate and assess information responsibly.
  4. Assess information in order to synthesize and draw conclusions.
  5. Construct an accurate bibliography in order to demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal information use.