Standards for Information Literacy, Student Learning, Lifelong Learning, and Information Technology Fluency

American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, January 2000, provides a framework for assessing the information literate individual.

American Library Association and Association for Educational Communications and Technology
"The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning," from Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, 1998, provides a quick look at the standards for information literacy, independent learning, and social responsibility.

National Institute for Literacy
EFF Standards for Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning Skill Descriptions for Standards, revised May 1999, "Equipped for the Future" outlines the skills adults need to carry out their roles as citizens, family members, and workers.

National Research Council, Committee on Information Technology Literacy
Being Fluent with Information Technology, 1999, available at Going beyond traditional "computer literacy," this document explains what it means to be fluent with information technology; those who are fluent can express themselves creatively, reformulate knowledge, and synthesize new information.


compiled by Carolyn F. Norman, Denise Sims, Ann Thornton, and Dawn Vaughn
last update: 05.19.00