Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) framework and 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."
This guide links to resources to promote information literacy at Defiance College.
- Library Instruction - our librarian and library staff are prepared to provide face-to-face instruction on using library resources and basic research skills as well as understanding, evaluating, and presenting information.
- Library Tutorials - these are a series of self-serve video tutorials that were created specifically for finding and using Defiance College's resources for research.
- Research Guides - the library has a series of Research Guides to help students and faculty get started in the research process as well as identifying the different sources of information available, tips for searching for information, and strategies to effectively evaluate information. We have also included the citations guide that examines why we need to cite and what the different citation styles are.