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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

* Teaching information literacy: More about info lit

A guide for faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Books in the Lloyd Sealy Library (faculty interest)

Posts from information literacy@CUNY blog

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At John Jay

“John Jay College has a commitment to developing information literacy among all students. The information literate student recognizes when information is needed, and has the ability to locate and evaluate information, and uses information effectively, legally and ethically.”
Draft glossary of academic terminology. (2006). John Jay College

John Jay library faculty are happy to help our colleagues integrate information literacy into their courses, help identify where information literacy is already integrated, and help faculty keep their information literacy skills sharp. We encourage you to contact the library liaison for your department.

Faculty developing new courses are encouraged to talk to a librarian before completing the New Course Proposal form.

 Building Information Literacy into Research Assignments: Working with library resources in the classroom. By  John Jay librarian Professor Jeffrey Kroessler. December, 2011.   

Middle States on information literacy (2015 standards)

"An accredited institution possesses and demonstrates the following attributes or activities: ....

Criteria #5. at institutions that offer undergraduate education, a general education program, free standing or integrated into academic disciplines, that:

...   b. offers a curriculum designed so that students acquire and demonstrate essential skills including at least oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, technological competency, and information literacy. Consistent with mission, the general education program also includes the study of values, ethics, and diverse perspectives; ...." 

Middle States. (2015).  Standard III.  Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience.  Criteria number 5.  In Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation.  13th edition.  Page 8. 

Notable readings

IL models

The best known information literacy models include: