Information Literacy Skills

Middlebury's Skills / Learning Goals

All Departments / Programs

Middlebury's College-wide Learning Goals

Middlebury's Research & Technology Introductory Skills


Intermediate & Advanced Infolit Skills / Learning Goals
It is our long term goal to develop discipline-specific intermediate and advanced information literacy skills tied to department/program learning goals. We piloted projects with two departments (History of Art & Architecture and Chemistry) to develop a list of learning goals, classes to target, and method of assessment to serve as models). The process for developing these pilots is illustrated in this flowchart. See below for examples:




National Skills / Standards

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
(Assoc. of College & Research Libraries, Feb. 2015))

Full document

WordPress Framework site with Resources

ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (Assoc. of College & Research Libraries)

Full document

Standards and indicators section

ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (PDF)

ACRL Discipline-specific Standards:

Research Competency Guidelines for Literatures in English (ALA/ACRL/LES)

Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology (ALA/ACRL/STS)

Information Literacy Guidelines and Competencies for Undergraduate History Students (Reference & User Services Assoc.)

Psychology Information Literacy Standards (ALA/ACRL)

Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students (ALA /ACRL /ANSS)

Political Science Research Competency Standards (ALA/ACRL/LPSS) (PDF)

MLA Information Literacy Instructional Objectives For Undergraduate Music Students (Music Library Association) (PDF)

Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines (Art Libraries Society of North America) (PDF)
Includes Art History, Architecture, Studio Art

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