Information Literacy Skills Program

Inquiry provides a framework for learning. To become independent learners (and independent users of the library), students must gain not only the skills but also the disposition to use those skills, along with an understanding of their own responsibilities and self-assessment strategies. Using information ethically must be taught and expected. Building a learner who can thrive in a complex information environment is critical to a 21st Century learner.

The definition of information literacy is more complex with the advent of digital technologies. Information literacy has progressed from the simple definition of using reference resources to find information. Multiple literacies, including

Skills for the 21st Century Librarian (Blog)
The Medium is NOT the Literacy (Web article, Jamie McKenzie)



Research Based Instruction

National Institute for Literacy

Route 21 (21st Century Learning Skills)

Ethics/Information skills

Assessing Info Problem Skills (From Now On, Jamie McKenzie)

Information Problem Solving (The Big6)

Big 6 Resources

(Reading Integration)

Targeting Essential Reading Skills

Expository Text (Big6 Article, The Choice for Some a Challenge for Others)

Reading for Information (Big6 Article,The Trash and Treasure Method for Teaching Note-Taking, Grades 3-12)

Reading Expository Prose (

Graphic Organizers Targeting Specific Reading Skills

Guiding Reading

ReadWriteThink (Lesson plans and more)

Web 2.0 and the New Visual Literacy