Information Literacy Bibliography and Internet Sites

“To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."- Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, 1989.

Bibliography of General Education

Documents (Online and Print) 

American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy.  Final Report. Chicago:ALA, 1989., March 1998 Update

ACRL Task Force on Information Literacy Competency Standards.  "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education - Draft"

Bruce, Christine. The Seven Faces of Information Literacy.  Adelaide, Australia: Auslib Press, 1997. For more information visit: or her page on Information Literacy

Eisenberg, Michael &Robert E. Berkowitz. Information Problem Solving: The Big Six Skills Approach to Library and Information Skills Instruction.  Norwood, NJ:ABLEX Publishing Corp., 1996, 5-10.  For more information visit:

Entwistle, Noel. Styles of Learning and Teaching. New York: John Wiley, 1981.

Grassian, Esther &Susan E. Clark. "Information Literacy Sites."  College and Research Library News 60 (1999).

Grimes, Deborah J. "The Library Classroom Link:History, Theory and Application." Paper presented at the Cooperative Ventures Conference of the Combined Media Organizations of Georgia, March 1990. ERIC Document ED 364227.

"Information Literacy:Developing Students as Independent Learners."  New Directions for Higher Education 78 (1992):20.

Jackson-Brown, Grace &Gwendolyn Pershing. "Comparisons of Graduate and Undergraduate End-Users of ERIC and Psychlit on CD-ROM." Paper presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference, April 1993. ERIC Document ED 372738.

Leckie, Gloria J. Desperately Seeking Citations:Uncovering Faulty Assumptions about the Undergraduate Research Process." Journal of Academic Librarianship 22 (1996):201-208.

McClure, Charles. "Network Literacy:A Role for Libraries?"  Information Technology and Libraries 13 (1994):115-125.

Oberman, Cerise. "Why we Need a National Information Literacy Institute." Paper presented at the National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, May 1997. For more consult an article written by Oberman at:

Rader, Hannelore B. "Information Literacy and the Undergraduate Curriculum." Library Trends 44 (1995):270-278.

Ratteray, Oswald M.T. &Howard L. Simmons. Information Literacy: Lifelong Learning in the Middle States Region. Philadelphia:  Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 1995. ERIC Document ED 388136

Robert M. Smith and Associates, ed. Learning to Learn Across the Lifespan.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.

Snavely, Loanne &Natasha Cooper. "The Information Literacy Debate." Journal of Academic Librarianship. 23 (1997):9-13.

SUNY Council of Library Directors. "Final Report:Information Literacy Initiative" SUNY Information Literacy Initiative, 1997.

SUNY Council of Library Directors. "Final Report:Information Literacy Web-based Course" SUNY Information Literacy Initiative, 1997.

Warmkessel, Marjorie M. &Joseph M. McCabe. "Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum." Research Strategies 15 (1997):80-81.

Web Sites related to Information Literacy and Library Instruction

CSU (California State University) Information Competence Project - Links to CSU tutorials and projects relating to information literacy. 

DORIL (Directory of Online Resources for Information Literacy) - Megasite for information literacy information including papers, definitions, projects and programs.

Florida International University Library "Information Literacy Home Page" - This site provides numerous links and bibliographies related to information literacy.

LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) - Clearing house for documents and web links relating to library instruction that includes many references to information literacy.

SUNY Information Literacy Initiative - Working documents created by the SUNY Council of Library Directors related to lnformation literacy.

Information Literacy and Library Research Tutorials

Basic Guide to Research (University of Pittsburgh)

Information Literacy Services (Griffith University - Australia)

Keys to Academic Library Research (Sojourner Truth Library - SUNY New Paltz)

Library Research at Cornell:A Hypertext Guide

Texas Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT)