The mission of KILT is to encourage students to develop those set of abilities that will enable them to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information to produce a product, or solve a problem and ultimately become information literates who are independent learners, self-directed and have greater control over their own learning.
Performance Indicators, and Outcomes for Blazer Library Literacy Instruction (adapted from ALA-ACRL 2000)
Performance Indicators 1.1. The information literate student defines and articulates the need for information.
Outcome 1.1.c. Explores general information sources to increase familiarity with the topic
Outcome 1.1.d. Defines or modifies the information need to achieve a manageable focus
Outcome 1.1.e. Identifies key concepts and terms that describe the information need
Performance Indicators 1.2. The information literate Student identifies a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information.
Outcome 1.2.c. Identifies the value and differences of potential resources in a variety of formats (Example, multimedia, database, website, data set, audio/visual, book)
Outcome 1.2.d. Identifies the purpose and audience of potential resources (e.g. popular vs. scholarly, current vs. historical)
Outcome 1.2.e. differentiates between primary and secondary sources, recognizing how their use and importance vary with each discipline.
Performance Indicators 2.2. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
Outcome 2.2.b. Identifies keywords, synonyms and related terms for the information needed
Performance Indicators: 2.3. The information literate student retrieves information online or in person using a variety of methods.
Outcome 2.3.a. Uses various search systems to retrieve information in a variety of formats
Outcome 2.3.b. Uses various classification schemes and other systems (e.g, call number systems or indexes) to locate information resources within the library or to identify specific sites for physical exploration.
Outcome 2.3c. Uses specialized online or in person services available at the institution to retrieve information needed (e.g., Interlibrary loan/document delivery, professional
associations, institutional research offices, community resources, experts and practitioners).
Performance Indicator: 2.4. The information literate student refines the search strategy if necessary
Outcome 2.4.b. Identifies gaps in the information retrieved and determines if the search strategy should be revised.
Performance Indicators: 2.5. The information literate student extracts, records, and manages the information and its sources.
Outcome 2.5a. selects among various technologies the most appropriate one for the task of extracting the needed information (e.g., copy/paste software functions, photocopier, scanner, audio/visual equipment, or exploratory instruments)
Outcome 2.5c. Differentiate between the types of sources cited and understands the elements and correct syntax of a citation for a wide range of resources.
Outcome 2.5d. Records all pertinent information for future reference
Performance Indicator 3.1. The information literate student summarizes the main ideas to be extracted from the information gathered.
Outcome 3.1.a. Reads the text and selects main ideas.