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Effective Research Assignments: What is Information Literacy?

The ACRL Framework in Plain English

SUNY Information Management Compentencies

At present, there are three learning outcomes in SUNY’s IM competency:

1. Students will perform the basic operations of personal computer use
2. Students will understand and use basic research techniques
3. Students will locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources

What the Research Says About Student Research

"Project Information Literacy" or PIL "is a public benefit nonprofit that works in partnership with the University of Washington's Information School to conduct ongoing research about how early adults conceptualize and operationalize research tasks in the digital age." (from the PIL web page)