The Association of College & Research Libraries developed a set of concepts that define what an information literate person understands in the 21st century. These concepts create the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, and include the following ideas:
Based on these frames, Pfeiffer Library has developed benchmarks for how and where we feel students should be in the scholarly process realistically within and outside the classroom.
Pfeiffer Library has tried to identify key skills that students should have by the end of the year at different stages of their TU career. Whether or not students reach all of these benchmarks will vary on the courses taken, course instructors, and librarians met. Our hope is that by fostering collaboration between librarians, faculty, and faculty development, Tiffin University students will have a solid information literacy foundation for the future.
By the end of this year, Tiffin students should be able to do the following: