Revised Proficiencies


Oregon Information Literacy Summit II

November 2007

Updated February 7, 2008

The Oregon Information Literacy Summit II brought together community college and university and college Humanities faculty, Writing faculty, Librarians and Information Technologists to discuss our students’ common needs in the area of Information Literacy.

Thank you to all of the IL Summit participants for developing these proficiencies. Special thanks to Michele Burke and Kate Sullivan for the revised wording on #7 and to Robert Schroeder, Jon Dorbolo, Smita Avashti, Bryan Miyagishma and Kate Cunnion for their recommendations on #5.

Revised Proficiencies
As the result of the November Summit, participants developed the following proficiencies:

Information literacy proficiencies for students ready to move into upper-division coursework

Students who are ready to begin upper-division coursework can…

1. Identify gaps in their knowledge and recognize when they need information

2. Find information efficiently and effectively, using appropriate research tools and search
strategies.

3. Evaluate and select information using appropriate criteria.

4. Treat research as a multi-stage, recursive learning process.

5. Ethically and legally use information and information technologies.

6. Recognize safety issues involved with information sharing and information technologies.

7. Manipulate and manage information, using appropriate tools and technologies.

8. Create, produce, and communicate understanding of a subject through synthesis of relevant information.

This document draws from the competencies, outcomes, proficiencies, or other guidelines found on the following pages:
• http://web.cocc.edu/finney/studentshaveachieved.htm
• http://www.cgcc.cc.or.us/Library/mission-policies/info-lit.htm
• http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
• http://www.lanecc.edu/library/services/outcomes.htm
• https://teach.lanecc.edu/kenz/llc/userpages.html?thispage=74
• https://teach.lanecc.edu/kenz/llc/userpages.html?thispage=110
• http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/instruction/w121/session_outcomes.html
• TAC guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/tac/
• OSU IL Competencies:
• http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/instruction/ug_comp.html