CORE 112: For Instructors

Information Literacy in CORE112

The activities and resources on this guide can be used on their own, or in combination. For example:

  • In-class activities can be used by librarians in one or more in-class instruction sessions of any length. Use the Request a Class form or email to set up library instruction.
  • You can work with a librarian to develop synchronous and/or asynchronous materials as relevant.
  • Assignments, tutorials, videos, and other materials can be used on their own or to prepare for library instruction (flipping the classroom).
  • Librarians can work with you on any assignment to incorporate information literacy skills and concepts.

Information Literacy

The Association of College & Research Libraries defines information literacy this way:

“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”

USC Libraries' Information Literacy Learning Outcomes for Undergraduates build on this definition.